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**Free Online Session​​**​Toddler Tales - Dino DiscoTuesday 1st June, 10:30 - 11:30 For 2-5 year olds and their grown up...
30/05/2021
Glasgow Museums' Toddler Tales

**Free Online Session​​**​
Toddler Tales - Dino Disco
Tuesday 1st June, 10:30 - 11:30
For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups

This month, if you love dinosaurs as much as we do, come along to our online Dino Disco! Through playful activities, songs and stories, we will investigate some fossils from our museums to discover which amazing dinosaurs they once belonged to.

We only use simple materials and objects that you will have to hand around the house, but don't worry if you don't have them, you can still attend!

To get the most from this session, please bring along:
- a bowl 🥣
- a spoon 🥄
- a banana or another piece of soft fruit/vegetable to mash up 🍌
- some shoes for stomping 👟

Click here to book your free ticket - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-museums-toddler-tales-tickets-153825687773?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Dino Disco

2/2This photograph reminds me of a couple of special birthdays I had as a child. I share the same birthday month of May ...
30/05/2021

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This photograph reminds me of a couple of special birthdays I had as a child. I share the same birthday month of May as Joan Eardley, hers 18th and mine today. It is a lovely month to celebrate a birthday as the days are usually brighter and warmer.
My mum planned my birthday party in our local park. She came to the school gates at 3pm to meet me, some school friends and girls who lived in our road. I don’t know how she managed to carry everything as she was laden with two large blankets to sit on, several bags full with sandwiches, biscuits, sweets, big bottles of lemonade, limeade, orangeade, paper cups and plates and of course birthday cake.
The park was a mile and a half from the school so we all helped to carry the bags.

We set the blankets down on the grass beside the fence by the putting green and piled our schoolbags and jackets at one side ready to play some racing games, running, three legged race and the wheelbarrow race. After the games we all sat down to enjoy our picnic, eating food always tastes nicer outside. We finished off the party with a game of rounders. Coming home the bags were a lot lighter. We all had a brilliant time with lots of fun and laughter. I remember them as the best birthdays ever.

Image: Feeding time in Elder Park 1955, Partick Camera club. Hagan J., Glasgow 1955 Through the Lens © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

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This photograph reminds me of a couple of special birthdays I had as a child. I share the same birthday month of May as Joan Eardley, hers 18th and mine today. It is a lovely month to celebrate a birthday as the days are usually brighter and warmer.
My mum planned my birthday party in our local park. She came to the school gates at 3pm to meet me, some school friends and girls who lived in our road. I don’t know how she managed to carry everything as she was laden with two large blankets to sit on, several bags full with sandwiches, biscuits, sweets, big bottles of lemonade, limeade, orangeade, paper cups and plates and of course birthday cake.
The park was a mile and a half from the school so we all helped to carry the bags.

We set the blankets down on the grass beside the fence by the putting green and piled our schoolbags and jackets at one side ready to play some racing games, running, three legged race and the wheelbarrow race. After the games we all sat down to enjoy our picnic, eating food always tastes nicer outside. We finished off the party with a game of rounders. Coming home the bags were a lot lighter. We all had a brilliant time with lots of fun and laughter. I remember them as the best birthdays ever.

Image: Feeding time in Elder Park 1955, Partick Camera club. Hagan J., Glasgow 1955 Through the Lens © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

This is a two part series about one of our museum learning team members, Lesley, with wonderful reminiscing about her ch...
30/05/2021

This is a two part series about one of our museum learning team members, Lesley, with wonderful reminiscing about her childhood. Lesley’s memories are a response to Joan Eardley’s “Children Playing” for #Eardley100. It is also her birthday today! Happy Birthday Lesley!

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As a child growing up in the 1950s and 60s this painting reminds me of lots of street games we played like kick the can, rounders, skipping ropes, elastic ropes, pever or beds. We had freedom to wander and roam with our friends, especially not having a phone to carry around for parents and guardians to keep tabs on you, but you were always told when you were to be home by and you daren’t be late!

We played on handed down bikes and scooters and if they were beyond fixing, boys would build the most incredible boggies out of old bike and pram wheels, planks of wood and string. We swapped scraps and played balls against a tall brick wall chanting songs and rhymes. It was even exciting to write down number plates of the occasional passing car in a wee notepad. Plastic hula hoops were all the rage. We heard wonderful classic hits from legendary musicians like Elvis Presley playing on the radio which was always on in people's homes. It was a magical time to be a child.

What can you remember growing up as a child of the 50’s and 60’s?

Image: Joan Eardley, 'Children playing', about 1955, watercolour, bodycolour and crayon on paper. © The Eardley Estate. All rights reserved. DACS 2021.

This is a two part series about one of our museum learning team members, Lesley, with wonderful reminiscing about her childhood. Lesley’s memories are a response to Joan Eardley’s “Children Playing” for #Eardley100. It is also her birthday today! Happy Birthday Lesley!

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As a child growing up in the 1950s and 60s this painting reminds me of lots of street games we played like kick the can, rounders, skipping ropes, elastic ropes, pever or beds. We had freedom to wander and roam with our friends, especially not having a phone to carry around for parents and guardians to keep tabs on you, but you were always told when you were to be home by and you daren’t be late!

We played on handed down bikes and scooters and if they were beyond fixing, boys would build the most incredible boggies out of old bike and pram wheels, planks of wood and string. We swapped scraps and played balls against a tall brick wall chanting songs and rhymes. It was even exciting to write down number plates of the occasional passing car in a wee notepad. Plastic hula hoops were all the rage. We heard wonderful classic hits from legendary musicians like Elvis Presley playing on the radio which was always on in people's homes. It was a magical time to be a child.

What can you remember growing up as a child of the 50’s and 60’s?

Image: Joan Eardley, 'Children playing', about 1955, watercolour, bodycolour and crayon on paper. © The Eardley Estate. All rights reserved. DACS 2021.

We thought this was a good time to re-post some of the wonderful videos that the museum staff have been producing over t...
29/05/2021
What is a Fossil? | Kelvingrove Talks

We thought this was a good time to re-post some of the wonderful videos that the museum staff have been producing over the last few years and to introduce you to the Glasgow Museums YouTube Channel.

There, you will find over three hundred videos of curator talks, craft activities, education, entertainment, special guests and much more.

Click on the 'What Is A Fossil?' link to take you to YouTube and remember to SUBSCRIBE for notifications of new videos and Glasgow Museum YouTube events.
https://bit.ly/3yGC4r6

What is a Fossil?Kelvingrove’s Creatures of the Past Gallery is filled with a whole variety of different types of fossils. Are all fossils the same? Do the f...

Do you know what this image is? Comment to guess or click on more to see the answer…....This is a global warming stripes...
28/05/2021

Do you know what this image is? Comment to guess or click on more to see the answer…
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This is a global warming stripes graphic first published by climatologist Ed Hawkins. The progression from blue to red shows the increase of average global temperature from 1850 (left side) to 2018 (right side).
As part of our commitment towards more sustainable practices, our @GoMAYouthGroup is getting trained and informed about #ClimateChange, in collaboration with @2050ClimateGroup. Keep an eye on their work to find out about their upcoming projects!

The GoMA Youth Group is funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund through @CreativeScotland with support from Youth Music Initiative and Time to Shine. The Youth Arts Fund ensures creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
#YMIScotland #OurClimateStories #COP26

Do you know what this image is? Comment to guess or click on more to see the answer…
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This is a global warming stripes graphic first published by climatologist Ed Hawkins. The progression from blue to red shows the increase of average global temperature from 1850 (left side) to 2018 (right side).
As part of our commitment towards more sustainable practices, our @GoMAYouthGroup is getting trained and informed about #ClimateChange, in collaboration with @2050ClimateGroup. Keep an eye on their work to find out about their upcoming projects!

The GoMA Youth Group is funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund through @CreativeScotland with support from Youth Music Initiative and Time to Shine. The Youth Arts Fund ensures creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
#YMIScotland #OurClimateStories #COP26

GoMA - Glasgow Museums warmly invites you to the online opening of Drink in the Beauty - a new show from Glasgow Museums...
27/05/2021
Online Preview: Drink in the Beauty (GoMA)

GoMA - Glasgow Museums warmly invites you to the online opening of Drink in the Beauty - a new show from Glasgow Museums' collection, Thursday 3 June 2021,
6-7 pm.

While we are not able to do in-person openings at the museum please join Producer Curator Katie Bruce, who curated the latest exhibition to open at GoMA - Drink in the Beauty, for this online opening.

Drink in the Beauty draws on rare work by Anna Atkins from its renowned collection alongside recent acquisitions - including work by Carol Rhodes and Sara Barker. The exhibition also features artist film works borrowed from Jo Ganter and Jade Montserrat.

More information and free booking at this link: https://bit.ly/3wou6kq

GoMA warmly invites you to the online opening of Drink in the Beauty - a new show from Glasgow Museums' collection Drink in the Beauty

**Free Online Session​​**​Toddler Tales - Dino DiscoTuesday 1st June, 10:30 - 11:30 For 2-5 year olds and their grown up...
27/05/2021
Glasgow Museums' Toddler Tales

**Free Online Session​​**​
Toddler Tales - Dino Disco
Tuesday 1st June, 10:30 - 11:30
For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups

This month, if you love dinosaurs as much as we do, come along to our online Dino Disco! Through playful activities, songs and stories, we will investigate some fossils from our museums to discover which amazing dinosaurs they once belonged to.

We only use simple materials and objects that you will have to hand around the house, but don't worry if you don't have them, you can still attend!

To get the most from this session, please bring along:
- a bowl 🥣
- a spoon 🥄
- a banana or another piece of soft fruit/vegetable to mash up 🍌
- some shoes for stomping 👟

Click here to book your free ticket - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-museums-toddler-tales-tickets-153825687773?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Dino Disco

📢 📢 Fossil Fuels CPD for primary teachers 📢 📢 Wednesday 9th June 2021. 4pm- 5.15pm.In this online CPD we will discuss th...
26/05/2021

📢 📢 Fossil Fuels CPD for primary teachers 📢 📢
Wednesday 9th June 2021.
4pm- 5.15pm.

In this online CPD we will discuss the various ways our everyday lives, choices and habits are linked to the environmental emergency. We will investigate what fossil fuels are and explore humans use of fossil fuels and their environmental impact. Focusing particularly on plastics we will look at a range of cross curricular activities that will help us understand the positive choices we can make to protect our environment and our future. #OurClimateStories

Glasgow teachers book via CPD Manager – ref CF 2021-05 https://glasgow.cpdservice.net/
Teachers outwith Glasgow book via Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-change-cpd-for-primary-teachers-spotlight-on-fossil-fuels-tickets-156641172965

📢 📢 Fossil Fuels CPD for primary teachers 📢 📢
Wednesday 9th June 2021.
4pm- 5.15pm.

In this online CPD we will discuss the various ways our everyday lives, choices and habits are linked to the environmental emergency. We will investigate what fossil fuels are and explore humans use of fossil fuels and their environmental impact. Focusing particularly on plastics we will look at a range of cross curricular activities that will help us understand the positive choices we can make to protect our environment and our future. #OurClimateStories

Glasgow teachers book via CPD Manager – ref CF 2021-05 https://glasgow.cpdservice.net/
Teachers outwith Glasgow book via Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-change-cpd-for-primary-teachers-spotlight-on-fossil-fuels-tickets-156641172965

Looking for a fun family activity? Join the Saturday Art Club - At Home, for families with children aged 5-12!This Satur...
26/05/2021
Saturday Art Club - GoMA At Home

Looking for a fun family activity? Join the Saturday Art Club - At Home, for families with children aged 5-12!

This Saturday, 10:30-11:30 am, we'll create our own magical landscape using simple materials found around the house such as cereal packets or egg boxes.

Online and free, book your space here: https://bit.ly/34tgdpj

Looking for a fun family activity? Join the Saturday Art Club - At Home, for families with children aged 5-12!

We’re proud to be part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2021. Come and join our online event 'Body mark making' with artist ...
25/05/2021

We’re proud to be part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2021. Come and join our online event 'Body mark making' with artist @ImanTajik and @GlasgowGoMA on Wednesday 16 June 2021, 17:30 - 19:00. More details here https://bit.ly/3yB57vX
#RefugeeFestScot

We’re proud to be part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2021. Come and join our online event 'Body mark making' with artist @ImanTajik and @GlasgowGoMA on Wednesday 16 June 2021, 17:30 - 19:00. More details here https://bit.ly/3yB57vX
#RefugeeFestScot

📢 📢 Fossil Fuels CPD for Glasgow teachers 📢 📢 In this online CPD we will discuss the various ways our everyday lives, ch...
23/05/2021

📢 📢 Fossil Fuels CPD for Glasgow teachers 📢 📢

In this online CPD we will discuss the various ways our everyday lives, choices and habits are linked to the environmental emergency. We will investigate what fossil fuels are and explore humans use of fossil fuels and their environmental impact. Focusing particularly on plastics we will look at a range of cross curricular activities that will help us understand the positive choices we can make to protect our environment and our future.
#OurClimateStories

Wednesday 9th June 2021.
4pm- 5.15pm.
Book through CPD Manager. Course ref. CF2021-05
https://glasgow.cpdservice.net/

📢 📢 Fossil Fuels CPD for Glasgow teachers 📢 📢

In this online CPD we will discuss the various ways our everyday lives, choices and habits are linked to the environmental emergency. We will investigate what fossil fuels are and explore humans use of fossil fuels and their environmental impact. Focusing particularly on plastics we will look at a range of cross curricular activities that will help us understand the positive choices we can make to protect our environment and our future.
#OurClimateStories

Wednesday 9th June 2021.
4pm- 5.15pm.
Book through CPD Manager. Course ref. CF2021-05
https://glasgow.cpdservice.net/

As we steadily open-up our museum services again, we thought this was a good time to re-post some of the wonderful video...
20/05/2021
The Magic of Kelvingrove

As we steadily open-up our museum services again, we thought this was a good time to re-post some of the wonderful videos that the museum staff have been producing over the last year and to introduce you to the Glasgow Museums YouTube Channel.

There, you will find over three hundred videos of curator talks, craft activities, education, entertainment, special guests and much more.

Click on 'The Magic of Kelvingrove' link to take you to YouTube and remember to SUBSCRIBE for notifications of new videos and Glasgow Museum YouTube events.

https://youtu.be/1zhCOAWPvpc

If you visit Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland it sometimes feels a bit like visiting a Magical Castle from the realms of Faerie Tales....

19/05/2021
Microsoft Forms

Test your knowledge about climate change and its consequences with this quiz. You can check your answers after submitting it. How well did you do?
#OurClimateStories #COP26
https://bit.ly/3bANUsI

Today marks what would have been the artist Joan Eardley’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, Glasgow Museums has put its Ear...
18/05/2021

Today marks what would have been the artist Joan Eardley’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, Glasgow Museums has put its Eardley collection online. Twenty-four artworks - a mixture of oils, pastels, watercolours and drawings, including rare early and late works, studies for larger compositions and relatively recent acquisitions such as ‘Baby and Sister’ can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2Rbb428

Eardley was a skilled child portraitist. In this work she expresses the close sibling bond through the sister’s tenderly clasped hands and intense gaze, and the trusting abandon of the baby in sleep, cheeks flushed, mouth open. The simplified figures outlined in black and three primary colours eloquently convey the innocence and emotional intensity of childhood.

Joan Eardley, Baby and Sister, 1962, pastel on glass paper. Bequeathed to Glasgow Museums by George and Kathleen Buchanan, 2018. © The Eardley Estate. All rights reserved. DACS 2021.
#Eardley100

Today marks what would have been the artist Joan Eardley’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, Glasgow Museums has put its Eardley collection online. Twenty-four artworks - a mixture of oils, pastels, watercolours and drawings, including rare early and late works, studies for larger compositions and relatively recent acquisitions such as ‘Baby and Sister’ can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2Rbb428

Eardley was a skilled child portraitist. In this work she expresses the close sibling bond through the sister’s tenderly clasped hands and intense gaze, and the trusting abandon of the baby in sleep, cheeks flushed, mouth open. The simplified figures outlined in black and three primary colours eloquently convey the innocence and emotional intensity of childhood.

Joan Eardley, Baby and Sister, 1962, pastel on glass paper. Bequeathed to Glasgow Museums by George and Kathleen Buchanan, 2018. © The Eardley Estate. All rights reserved. DACS 2021.
#Eardley100

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Admission to all our museums is free, most have café facilities and a shop, and we warmly welcome children. A small entry charge may apply to some temporary exhibitions. The following museums are closed to the public on Mondays: - Glasgow Museums Resource Centre - People's Palace (The Winter Gardens, adjacent to the People's Palace will remain open on Mondays) - Provand's Lordship - Scotland Street School Museum - St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Gallery of Modern Art and The Burrell Collection are open to the public daily. This profile is monitored regularly & we aim to answer enquiries within 24 hours. For more immediate responses please call 0141 287 4350 during office hours.

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Wonderful to be able to share our WWI programme of exhibitions and displays, including the emotive Brushes with War exhibition currently making its European debut at Kelvingrove Museum, with our Spanish speaking friends.
We're glad you enjoyed our WWI exhibition and displays. With the centenary of the end of the First World War approaching on Sunday, Kelvingrove Museum is the perfect spot to reflect, or learn a little more about this tragic time in history.
Glasgow is the city of Mackintosh, the forerunner of modernity (architecture and design) with many museums (all free!). It also has a medieval part and street art that makes it very pleasant to visit -->
Something for everyone on the first weekend of this year's Glasgow Southside Fringe. History, food, hands-on activities, music, drink, theatre, craft stalls and not forgetting our fortune-telling goat. Special guest appearance by the Laird of Langside and other well-known locals.
Over the weekend of the 12th and 13th May 2018, Langside Community Heritage, Inhouse CIC, and many other amazing community organisations have curated a programme of events in and around Queen’s Park to mark the 450 year anniversary of the Battle of Langside. Langside 450 is not a commemoration or celebration of battle but is about the coming together of the local community and the area’s rich past. Music: Bamya Big Noise Brass Aye Gaynor Barradell Govanhill Voices Horse Whisperer Michael Daly TM The Lovely Choir Thistle Doo Recorder Group and many more! Theatre: Baldy Bane Theatre Company and Locals schools present: ‘For Auld Lang-Side’ - a dramatic and musical journey through the history of the local area! Talks, Tours, and Activities: A symposium of talks on subjects of local interest by community organizations and local historians. There will also be a range of hands-on activities suitable for all ages including: Falconry, Psychic Goat Historical Demonstrations Arts and Crafts Archaeological digs Sign-ups for walking tours of the battle site will be made available soon. Procession: A grand procession and fanfare involving local community groups, artists, musicians, and residents. There will also be food and drink available from a variety of local producers!
Pic shows Will Cooper, curator at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (GoMA) where one of the most unusual exhibitions to be staged there comes to an end on Thursday (March 18). Mr. Cooper could be forgiven if he feels a certain sense of relief when it closes. For he’s had the task of making sure that the living plants which feature in the show haven’t died during its three months’ run. Artist Aaron Angell, a keen gardener, planted a miniature Victorian greenhouse with ferns and mosses as part of the exhibition. And Will Cooper reveals that, even on his days off, he’s been returning to the gallery to water them. He says: “Aaron would have been very upset if the plants had died so I felt personally responsible for their care.”
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Is the sand pit at Riverside Museum coming back anytime soon....??? 😀
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is there parking at Kelvinhall ?