Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum One of Scotland's most popular attractions with over 8,000 intriguing objects. FREE entry!
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Glasgow is currently developing a Culture Plan for the next 25 years. The plan has been drafted and is now out for consu...
22/01/2020

Glasgow is currently developing a Culture Plan for the next 25 years. The plan has been drafted and is now out for consultation and we want as many people as possible to play a part in creating the final version. That way the plan will reflect our lives, our communities and ourselves.
The Glasgow Culture Plan aims to make sure culture is part of the city’s DNA in the future. For info and to take part go to bit.ly/35z49BF

22/01/2020
Kelvingrove House

Time to go back in time 150 years ago and visit the City Industrial Museum as we continue with our #KGhistory

To celebrate LGBT History Month next month we have two special Kelvingrove Talk events scheduled. On Thursday 20 Februar...
20/01/2020
LGBT histories at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum | People Make Glasgow

To celebrate LGBT History Month next month we have two special Kelvingrove Talk events scheduled. On Thursday 20 February from 2pm join curator Laura Bauld to explore the objects and art of Kelvingrove that reveal LGBT histories and lives.

Then on Tuesday 25 February at 2pm come along for 'Strike A Pose', where we will explore the art historical and cultural beginnings of camp culture's trademark 'camp pose’, featuring the newly acquired portrait of Lord Mungo Murray. Both events are free and drop-in, no booking required.

In the meantime, you can check out this People Make Glasgow blog post on LGBT Histories at Kelvingrove:

https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/blog/lgbt/lgbt-histories-at-kelvingrove-art-gallery-and-museum

Read the Glasgow Blog from People Make Glasgow for all the latest news on whats happening in Glasgow including upcoming events & the latest new openings.

Joining us for Celtic Connections at Kelvingrove on Jan 31st for Anuna & Manam or Field Music on Feb 1st? The museum res...
15/01/2020

Joining us for Celtic Connections at Kelvingrove on Jan 31st for Anuna & Manam or Field Music on Feb 1st? The museum restaurant will be open for pre-theatre dining from 6pm.
Booking is essential - please email [email protected] or call 0141 276 9530 to reserve your table.

15/01/2020
Kelvingrove House

150 years ago the West End of Glasgow looked very different.

There was no Kelvingrove Museum, but there was the beginnings of what would eventually become the museum collection.

We’ll be sharing stories about these beginnings throughout 2020…let’s head back 150 years ago! #KGhistory

Did you enjoy the visit of Dippy to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? Please take 5 minutes to fill in this survey to ...
14/01/2020
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Dippy on Tour at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Did you enjoy the visit of Dippy to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? Please take 5 minutes to fill in this survey to help us and the Natural History Museum understand the impacts of Dippy on Tour. This survey will be open from 6th - 16th January 2020. #impacts #dippyontour

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'Venus Disarming Cupid', on display in the Looking At Art Gallery
14/01/2020

'Venus Disarming Cupid', on display in the Looking At Art Gallery

Information update - current queue time for Linda McCartney Retrospective is now 45 minutes. Last entry at 4:30pm.
12/01/2020

Information update - current queue time for Linda McCartney Retrospective is now 45 minutes. Last entry at 4:30pm.

For information, if you’re planning to visit the Linda McCartney Retrospective today, please note the current queue time...
12/01/2020

For information, if you’re planning to visit the Linda McCartney Retrospective today, please note the current queue time is around 25 minutes.

Did you enjoy the visit of Dippy to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? Please take 5 minutes to fill in this survey to ...
11/01/2020
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Dippy on Tour at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Did you enjoy the visit of Dippy to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? Please take 5 minutes to fill in this survey to help us and the Natural History Museum understand the impacts of Dippy on Tour. This survey will be open from 6th - 16th January 2020. #impacts #dippyontour

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11/01/2020

Please note that due to a large public procession scheduled to take place from 11am today, road access to the museum and the car park may be restricted. Kelvingrove will be open as normal during this time but please be aware the area around the museum may be busier than usual.

Over 57,000 people have viewed the Linda McCartney Retrospective since it opened in July. The exhibition, curated by Pau...
10/01/2020

Over 57,000 people have viewed the Linda McCartney Retrospective since it opened in July. The exhibition, curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, will close this Sunday 12 January.

Linda’s daughter Mary McCartney, who visited the exhibition yesterday, said: “I never tire of seeing my mum’s work as it has been a constant source of inspiration for my own photography. Seeing it for the first time at Kelvingrove in Glasgow, however, was such a poignant experience for me. The way the work presents itself in such an extraordinary building and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff has made it such a special memory for me.”

Don't miss your chance to see the exhibition before it ends this Sunday at 5pm!

10/01/2020

Please note: A large public procession is scheduled to take place from 11am tomorrow, Saturday 11 January. Kelvingrove will be open as normal but there may be restricted access to the roads near the museum, and the museum car park. Please plan your journey accordingly.

This is the very last week to visit the Linda McCartney Retrospective! Don't miss your chance to see the exhibition befo...
06/01/2020

This is the very last week to visit the Linda McCartney Retrospective! Don't miss your chance to see the exhibition before it ends at 5pm on Sunday 12th January.

Did you enjoy the visit of Dippy to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? Please take 5 minutes to fill in this survey to ...
06/01/2020
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Dippy on Tour at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Did you enjoy the visit of Dippy to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? Please take 5 minutes to fill in this survey to help us and the Natural History Museum understand the impacts of Dippy on Tour. This survey will be open from 6th - 16th January 2020. #impacts #dippyontour

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We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, ...
03/01/2020

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, are open again as normal. GMRC will reopen on Mon 6 Jan. We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.

Venus Disarming Cupid goes on display, post 4The restored sculpture is now on show in the Looking at Art gallery in Kelv...
30/12/2019

Venus Disarming Cupid goes on display, post 4

The restored sculpture is now on show in the Looking at Art gallery in Kelvingrove Museum, we hope you agree it looks striking.

This short series of images provides a brief insight into the conservation of a 3D object. At Glasgow Museums we care deeply about protecting the items in our care for future generations to enjoy. Although the techniques may be different we hope this delve behind the scenes will encourage everyone to look at objects on display in a new way and consider the work carried out to prepare them for show.

Throughout 2020 a series of short workshops and talks on the sculpture will be given at Kelvingrove Museum, we will post details of these events on Facebook nearer the time.

Behind the scenes - conserving Venus Disarming Cupid, post 3In Roman mythology, the Goddess Venus’ son Cupid creates cha...
29/12/2019

Behind the scenes - conserving Venus Disarming Cupid, post 3

In Roman mythology, the Goddess Venus’ son Cupid creates chaos with his arrows, which cause their targets to fall blindly in love. This sculpture shows Venus, a loving mother keeping Cupid’s arrow just out of his reach.

The first image shows how lasers were used to find the correct angle needed to attach the missing pieces to the sculpture. The second shows one of 16 holes that were carefully drilled to allow eight fibreglass rods to be inserted into the sculpture, holding the conserved and reconstructed fragments in place.

These photographs highlight the important behind-the-scenes work our conservators’ undertake on our world-class collection to prepare an object for display.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
29/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Bringing Venus Disarming Cupid back to Life, post 2After 100 years on display the sculpture became dirty. As well as nee...
28/12/2019

Bringing Venus Disarming Cupid back to Life, post 2

After 100 years on display the sculpture became dirty. As well as needing a clean, repairs were required. The figure of Cupid was without a head and Venus was missing her right arm holding an arrow. Without these parts, it was impossible to understand the image.

Brandon Hamer, a conservation student from Durham University, found fragments which had become separated. This made reconstruction possible in keeping with conservation ethics and principles and practice for stone and sculpture preservation standards. Comparisons with another version of the image in the collection of the Staatsgallerie Stuttgart, Germany, meant he was able to reconstruct the missing pieces and re-assemble the Glasgow version.

Venus’ missing lower arm and arrow were accurately modelled in wax, then cast in plaster, refined and re-integrated completing the image.

Venus Disarming Cupid - a conservation storyWe’re often asked how we clean and repair objects in our care if they become...
27/12/2019

Venus Disarming Cupid - a conservation story

We’re often asked how we clean and repair objects in our care if they become dirty or damaged over time. We’ve recently redisplayed a sculpture from the 1840s by Ludwig von Schwanthaler called ‘Venus Disarming Cupid’, you can see it in the Looking at Art gallery in Kelvingrove Museum.

In a series of short posts over the coming days we will share a little about the conservation work that was undertaken by our team.

The piece was first exhibited in a major art exhibition in the mid-19th century, where it was celebrated by the public and in the newspapers of the day. We hope you will enjoy the beauty, quality and lifelike character of the conserved marble sculpture.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
27/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
26/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4y...
23/12/2019

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4yxRX

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
23/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
21/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
19/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
17/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

As this weekend's HeraldScotland suggested Don't Miss the Linda McCartney Retrospective, on show until 12 January 2020.
16/12/2019

As this weekend's HeraldScotland suggested Don't Miss the Linda McCartney Retrospective, on show until 12 January 2020.

“Sitting on a horse’s back is a great way for me to see and feel my environment.” - Linda McCartney ('On Horseback', Sco...
15/12/2019

“Sitting on a horse’s back is a great way for me to see and feel my environment.” - Linda McCartney ('On Horseback', Scotland, 1986).

There are just four more weeks to see the Linda McCartney Retrospective - the exhibition ends on 12 January 2020. Don't miss it! Tickets are £7 (£5 concession, under 16s free). © Paul McCartney #lindaretrospective #lindamccartney

Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums & CollectionsGlasgow Merchants’ Investment in PurpleThe profits from Scottish-own...
12/12/2019
Glasgow Merchants’ Investment in Purple

Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums & Collections

Glasgow Merchants’ Investment in Purple

The profits from Scottish-owned plantations in the West Indies that used enslaved men, women and children were returned to Scotland and invested in industries here rather than helping to develop their local Caribbean communities. One such area that profited was Glasgow’s burgeoning dye industry.

To read further see here:

https://bit.ly/2RniQn1













The profits from Scottish-owned plantations in the West Indies that used enslaved men, women and children were returned to Scotland and invested in industries here rather than helping to develop their local Caribbean communities. One such area that profited was Glasgow’s burgeoning dye industry.

The profits from Scottish-owned plantations in the West Indies that used enslaved men, women and children were returned to Scotland and invested in industries here rather than helping to develop th…

06/12/2019

Elfingrove organisers, ITISON, advise anyone visiting Elfingrove to refrain from purchasing light up toys and balloons from street vendors on route to the venue.

This is to comply with health and safety guidelines relating to the sale of such products and to ensure we protect the museum’s collection. Unfortunately these items will not be permitted into the venue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope patrons understand our reasons for issuing this advice.

'On Horseback', Scotland, 1986, reveals two of Linda’s passions - the Scottish light and landscape and her love of horse...
05/12/2019

'On Horseback', Scotland, 1986, reveals two of Linda’s passions - the Scottish light and landscape and her love of horses. It almost feels as though we are on horseback with her!

The Linda McCartney Retrospective is on until 12 January 2020. Tickets are £7 (£5 concession, under 16s free). © Paul McCartney #lindaretrospective #lindamccartney

Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums & CollectionsGlasgow Merchants’ Investment in PurpleThe profits from Scottish-own...
05/12/2019
Glasgow Merchants’ Investment in Purple

Legacies of Slavery in Glasgow Museums & Collections

Glasgow Merchants’ Investment in Purple

The profits from Scottish-owned plantations in the West Indies that used enslaved men, women and children were returned to Scotland and invested in industries here rather than helping to develop their local Caribbean communities. One such area that profited was Glasgow’s burgeoning dye industry.

To read further see here:

https://bit.ly/2RniQn1













The profits from Scottish-owned plantations in the West Indies that used enslaved men, women and children were returned to Scotland and invested in industries here rather than helping to develop their local Caribbean communities. One such area that profited was Glasgow’s burgeoning dye industry.

The profits from Scottish-owned plantations in the West Indies that used enslaved men, women and children were returned to Scotland and invested in industries here rather than helping to develop th…

05/12/2019

Elfingrove organisers, ITISON, advise anyone visiting Elfingrove to refrain from purchasing light up toys and balloons from street vendors on route to the venue.

This is to comply with health and safety guidelines relating to the sale of such products and to ensure we protect the museum’s collection. Unfortunately these items will not be permitted into the venue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope patrons understand our reasons for issuing this advice.

Address

Argyle Street
Glasgow
G11 6

First Bus : 9,23,42,62,100,747 Underground : Kelvinhall Overground : Exhibition Centre or Partick

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

0141 276 9599

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Thank you so much to the lovely member of the public who handed in my daughters phone at the event tonight - and the amazingly patient and helpful staff who helped me get it back on what was an extremely busy evening - your kindness is much appreciated 😊
Hi, is the Christmas music event back this year? We went every year with family and friends and it was the highlight of festive season! Thanks
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Devastated to see this poor attempt of a display for the once magnificent Museums Annual Art Competition which has been running for over 100 years. No mention of the previous special memorial awards (e.g. Honeyman), no schools mentioned (privacy laws?). Although the entries were nice enough, it bears no resemblance to the previous displays. This was a jewel in the Museum Education Service crown. So sad when I think of all the hard work by Anne Wallace in promoting what was, for many children, an introduction to the museums which would inspire a lifelong love. One of my favourite activities for my school pupils throughout 30 years. I hope it doesn't totally disappear.
Please share. My little boy (2) lost this on Friday 11th Oct at Kelvingrove museum. I have been all around there looking for it but it hasn’t been handed in 😔 it is a very very much loved comfort toy and has been everywhere with us ever since he was a little baby (looks tattier than the 1st photo!). Please please if anyone has it can you please contact me. I’m in tears as it is so sentimental. Thank you xx
Please share. My little boy (2) lost this yesterday (11th Oct) at Kelvingrove museum. I have been all around there today looking for it but it hasn’t been handed in 😔 it is a very very much loved comfort toy and has been everywhere with us ever since he was a little baby (looks tattier than the 1st photo!). Please please if anyone has it can you please contact me. I’m in tears as it is so sentimental. Thank you xx
Will you be opening today?
My daughter, Skye won the kids art competition, and here is her drawing. Thank you for her certificate.
Had an exceptional time here! Wonderful staff, who are very knowledgeable.
Sublime place. A great treat. Whenever back home in Glasgow a must visit destination. Even if it is just to feast your eyes on the Dali.