St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

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This museum aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none, and offers something for everyone. St Mungo Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and a variety of events, from family-friendly activities to talks relating to religion in Scotland today.

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at l...
21/04/2020

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at least Thursday 7 May. Our teams are working hard behind the scenes to make our much-loved programmes and activities available online while also doing everything they can to ensure we’re ready to reopen our doors and welcome the people of Glasgow back into our venues as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Our thoughts continue to be with the families and loved ones of those directly affected by coronavirus and we continue to be immensely grateful to our NHS and other frontline health, social care and emergency services heroes, who are working round the clock to keep us all safe.

We’ll continue to put the wellbeing of our customers, communities and colleagues first, and we want to say thank you for your patience and understanding as we look forward to a healthy, confident future together.

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In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspen...
17/03/2020

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspend all services from this evening. This will apply to every Glasgow Life venue across the city which will shut from close of play on Tuesday 17 March. We expect the suspension to continue until the end of April.

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Join us for a 'Drawing creativity out of chaos' adults creative workshop this Sunday 16 February from 1.30 - 4pm. In thi...
10/02/2020

Join us for a 'Drawing creativity out of chaos' adults creative workshop this Sunday 16 February from 1.30 - 4pm. In this workshop Robert McNeill MBE, the artist behind the Remembering Srebrenica display, will share stories about his work Srebrenica Woman. You will then take part in a short art session introducing you to the medium of pastel painting. FREE but book in advance: telephone 0141 276 1625 or email [email protected]

‪Survivor Story: Hasan Hasanovic ‬@StMungoMuseum #HMD2020 @GlasgowMuseums #StandTogether ‪@HolyroodSec @StAndrewsRCSec @...
29/01/2020

‪Survivor Story: Hasan Hasanovic ‬@StMungoMuseum #HMD2020 @GlasgowMuseums #StandTogether ‪@HolyroodSec @StAndrewsRCSec @RosshallAcademy #HolocaustMemorialDay2020‬

Survivor Story: Janine Webber @StMungoMuseum #HMD2020  @GlasgowMuseums #StandTogether @HolyroodSec @StAndrewsRCSec @Ross...
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Survivor Story: Janine Webber @StMungoMuseum #HMD2020 @GlasgowMuseums #StandTogether @HolyroodSec @StAndrewsRCSec @RosshallAcademy #HolocaustMemorialDay2020

29/01/2020

The Fight Song First @StMungoMuseum #HMD2020 @GlasgowMuseums #StandTogether ‪@HolyroodSec @StAndrewsRCSec @RosshallAcademy #HolocaustMemorialDay2020‬

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First They Came @StMungoMuseum #HMD2020 @GlasgowMuseums #StandTogether @HolyroodSec @StAndrewsRCSec @RosshallAcademy #HolocaustMemorialDay2020

Welcome to St Bridget’s Primary, Baillieston and St Bride’s Primary, Govanhill to St Mungo Museum #HMD2020 @StMungoMuseu...
29/01/2020

Welcome to St Bridget’s Primary, Baillieston and St Bride’s Primary, Govanhill to St Mungo Museum #HMD2020 @StMungoMuseum @GlasgowMuseums #StandTogether

‪Our #HMD2020 event is a commemorative youth conference planned and delivered by S2 pupils to 70 primary 7 pupils @StMun...
29/01/2020

‪Our #HMD2020 event is a commemorative youth conference planned and delivered by S2 pupils to 70 primary 7 pupils @StMungoMuseum. This will include workshops, drama, music, poetry, survivors stories and the presentation of pupils experiences of the project over the past six months ‬#StandTogether

Welcome to @StMungoMuseum of Religious Life & Art for our Holocaust Memorial Day event . Since August 2019 we have been ...
29/01/2020

Welcome to @StMungoMuseum of Religious Life & Art for our Holocaust Memorial Day event . Since August 2019 we have been working with pupils from @HolyroodSec @StAndrewsRCSec @RosshallAcademy to explore the meaning of HMD #HolocaustMemorialDay2020 Standing Together #HMD2020

!!! The Glasgow Museums podcast is back !!!The first episode of season two is available – our host Harry speaks to artis...
23/01/2020

!!! The Glasgow Museums podcast is back !!!

The first episode of season two is available – our host Harry speaks to artist and former forensic technician, Robert McNeil MBE of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. You can see Robert's paintings on display at St Mungo's Museum.

Join us for a fascinating conversation about Robert’s life and work.

Head to the Glasgow Museums Soundcloud page soundcloud.com/glasgowmuseums or subscribe via Apple.
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Rehearsal day for our official Holocaust Memorial Day event on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at St Mungo Museum of Religio...
23/01/2020

Rehearsal day for our official Holocaust Memorial Day event on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

#HMD2020 #HolocaustMemorialDay2020

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.

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

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

This year the staff at St Mungo Museum helped raise money for the charity Social Bite. Museum staff donated to their Chr...
20/12/2019

This year the staff at St Mungo Museum helped raise money for the charity Social Bite. Museum staff donated to their Christmas dinner for the homeless scheme, ensuring homeless people across Glasgow have a hot meal and a place to go this Christmas. Here is a member of our staff handing our donations over to the wonderful folk working at Social Bite Glasgow.

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

Faith to Faith:Religious FoundersInterfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and ArtSunday 8th December2 - ...
05/12/2019

Faith to Faith:

Religious Founders

Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Sunday 8th December

2 - 4pm

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street
Glasgow
G4 0RH
2019 marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji the founder of Sikhism. In this Faith to Faith session we will learn about the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji from Ravinder Kaur Nijjar from Glasgow’s Sikh community. We will also hear from Canon Nicholas Taylor of the Scottish Episcopal Church who will be discussing the life of Jesus Christ and his role in the foundation and development of Christianity.
Speakers:
Canon Nicholas Taylor
Nicholas Taylor is a New Testament scholar and a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church. He has taught in universities and ministerial training institutions in the United Kingdom and in Africa, and has conducted research in Palestine. He holds a PhD from the University of Durham, and has published widely in the area of Christian origins. As well as his academic writings, he is the author of a more popular text, What can we know about Jesus?

Ravinder Kaur Nijjar
Ravinder Kaur Nijjar is the Chair of Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network and is currently a member of the Executive Board of RfP European Women of Faith Network. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Dharmic Faiths UK, Patron of Alma Royalton Kisch Inter Faith Youth Trust (London) and has worked in the interfaith field for over twenty-five years.


Talk Summaries:
Jesus Christ
Jesus of Nazareth lived and died a Jew. He spoke of the fulfilment of God’s promises to Israel, for which he was crucified by the Romans. His disciples experienced his living presence with them and proclaimed his resurrection, and identified him as embodying the fulfilment of God’s promises of which he had spoken, not only for Israel but for all humanity. The Christian Church came about as a result of their work.
Historically, it is a complex question whether Jesus can be described as the founder of Christianity, as the Church clearly took forms which there is little evidence he envisaged. At the same time, the teaching of Jesus was and remains the principal and distinctive inspiration of Christianity, and it was inevitable that the movement he founded would develop and diversify as it encountered different cultures, and that institutions would emerge to sustain its life in the longer term.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji
In November 2019 Sikhs have celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh Religion. His legacy of preaching the Oneness of humanity, religious harmony and co-existence lives on today. The talk will highlight his life and the impact it had, and continues to have on uplifting humanity through the practice of spirituality/prayer, hard work and sharing with others. God's Divine Light permeates through the whole of Creation therefore all Creation should be treated with respect and dignity.

As always, there will be time for questions and table discussions, along with tea, coffee, and cake! To register for this event please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faith-to-faith-religious-founders-tickets-83177695727

All welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Faith to Faith:Religious FoundersInterfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and ArtSunday 8th December2 - ...
26/11/2019

Faith to Faith:

Religious Founders

Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Sunday 8th December

2 - 4pm

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street
Glasgow
G4 0RH
2019 marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji the founder of Sikhism. In this Faith to Faith session we will learn about the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji from Ravinder Kaur Nijjar from Glasgow’s Sikh community. We will also hear from Canon Nicholas Taylor of the Scottish Episcopal Church who will be discussing the life of Jesus Christ and his role in the foundation and development of Christianity.

Speakers:

Canon Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor is a New Testament scholar and a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church. He has taught in universities and ministerial training institutions in the United Kingdom and in Africa, and has conducted research in Palestine. He holds a PhD from the University of Durham, and has published widely in the area of Christian origins. As well as his academic writings, he is the author of a more popular text, What can we know about Jesus?



Ravinder Kaur Nijjar

Ravinder Kaur Nijjar is the Chair of Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network and is currently a member of the Executive Board of RfP European Women of Faith Network. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Dharmic Faiths UK, Patron of Alma Royalton Kisch Inter Faith Youth Trust (London) and has worked in the interfaith field for over twenty-five years.





Talk Summaries:

Jesus Christ

Jesus of Nazareth lived and died a Jew. He spoke of the fulfilment of God’s promises to Israel, for which he was crucified by the Romans. His disciples experienced his living presence with them and proclaimed his resurrection, and identified him as embodying the fulfilment of God’s promises of which he had spoken, not only for Israel but for all humanity. The Christian Church came about as a result of their work.

Historically, it is a complex question whether Jesus can be described as the founder of Christianity, as the Church clearly took forms which there is little evidence he envisaged. At the same time, the teaching of Jesus was and remains the principal and distinctive inspiration of Christianity, and it was inevitable that the movement he founded would develop and diversify as it encountered different cultures, and that institutions would emerge to sustain its life in the longer term.



Guru Nanak Dev Ji

In November 2019 Sikhs have celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh Religion. His legacy of preaching the Oneness of humanity, religious harmony and co-existence lives on today. The talk will highlight his life and the impact it had, and continues to have on uplifting humanity through the practice of spirituality/prayer, hard work and sharing with others. God's Divine Light permeates through the whole of Creation therefore all Creation should be treated with respect and dignity.

Tickets for this event can be booked via Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faith-to-faith-religious-founders-tickets-83177695727

As always, there will be time for questions and table discussions, along with tea, coffee, and cake!

All welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Knowing Jesus Christ Personally Makes All the Difference “Who is this Jesus?” That has been the question we have been focusing on over these past few weeks – and an important question it is. It was the question raised by the crowd when Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem, a few days before he was arrested and crucified – and it remains a relevant question. If we do not get this right – if we do not build on a solid sound foundation then when the storms come and Jesus has already indicated and taught about the crashing consequences. Matthew Chapter 7 verses 24 to 29. 1 – Consider the claims Jesus made for himself – Jesus does not claim to have found the answer to man’s needs – Jesus claims to be the answer to man’s needs. “Come unto me all you who labour and are heavily laden and I will give you REST.” Matthew Chapter 11 verses 28 to 30 No other prophet or teacher has ever dared to say that – not Moses or Samuel or Isaiah – and certainly not Peter or Paul or John. They pointed to Jesus who was and is and is to come. Yes – Jesus is coming again. Yes – he will return one day – a message often overlooked, or ignored, in parts of the Church of Jesus Christ. “A greater than Solomon is here – prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see – and they did not see them. Before Abraham was I am! Somehow, on the lips of Jesus, these words sound entirely fitting and apt and just and credible. 2 – Consider His sinlessness. His enemies turned the fiercest searchlights upon His life – and could find no fault. They could not detect one flaw or spot or blemish in His moral character. Never once is Jesus heard confessing sin. He came so close to sinners of every type and kind – and faced the same temptations as we do – YET WTHOUT SIN. The saintliest people in the world have been so conscious of their own sin. So – who is he who knew no sin? The Son of God. 3 – Consider this – Jesus Christ does for men what only GOD could do. I am thinking particularly of the experience of being forgiven. Margherita Lahski said many years ago – “I do envy you Christians in a way, because I have no one to forgive me.” The divine godly supernatural miraculous things – which only God can do – Jesus does! Take up your bed and walk – your sins are forgiven. Only God can open the gate of heaven – and Jesus says, I am the door. Only God can redeem – buy back – and Jesus has paid the price to buy us back from sin by shedding His blood for us on Calvary’s Cross – only God can do that type of thing! Jesus redeems us – He buys us back for God – and the price is his sacrificial blood – that is the Gospel. 4 – Consider how comprehensive and universal all this is – it is worth thinking on. Peter and John were poles apart temperamentally – and yet in Jesus they saw the answer to their problems. Matthew the Jewish tax collector and Luke the Gentile doctor had nothing whatsoever in common, until they came to know Jesus – yet to draw his portrait for the world to see, Jesus used these two men – Jesus became the only thing that mattered to them. Martin Luther and John Calvin – two very different men – Moody and General Booth – another two very different men – yet in Christ, they became one – and preached and proclaimed His glorious name. Jesus Christ the Son of God can unite the most unlikely people. We can bring it all down to a very personal level where you just know that Jesus Christ is God. It can be quite dangerous to be so subjective – yet it is true – and dynamic and comforting and reassuring – and it will make you take amazing risks – like going and praying for people – believing that the living God will do something through you – and He does, as we use the Name of Jesus. You step out in faith one day – like walking on water – and as long as you keep your eyes on Jesus – you do not sink – and if you were to take your eyes off Jesus the very arm of the Son of God would reach out to rescue you and uphold you. (Matthew Chapter 14 verses 25 to 33) “Loving Father – our gracious God – we give thanks for that ability to know Jesus Christ personally – to have that personal fellowship and communion with the living God. Hear us as we pray for someone we know who does not know Jesus as Saviour and Lord and King. Amen” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' section - warmest greetings in Christ Jesus.)
I have an interest in Japanese gardens and in particular Zen gardens. While the basic form of the garden is there. The whole purpose of Zen is the dutiful daily attention to the smallest of details in maintaining the original designers ideas. This Zen garden is disgrace to the thought of mindfulness care and attention. There are weeds everywhere and the grass is weed ridden. There was rubbish and debris lying about. This was a major disappointment for me having travelled through from Perth. I could also see many Asian visitors who must also have also thought OMG 😱
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Ross who welcomed us to the Museum last week. He was so friendly and helpful and took the time to come and find us to answer questions we had!! Keep up the great work Ross!
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!
Thanks to some Scottish friends of mine I was able to look at some of the exhibits you have on display at your museum which are quite nicely displayed and allow the visitor to get some idea about the various world religions that you have artifacts and information from I was a little dismayed to see that there was very little if anything at all about the Bahai Faith and that the information that was on display appeared to be slightly misleading. The Bahai Faith is a worldwide faith with over 7 million followers around the world in almost every country including Austria where I currentlyreside and at least in the UK it has official recognition.
Love this bear. #migrationisnotacrime #refuweegee #ripmichaelbond.
Surprise visit from Paddington today at St Mungos museum. Mungo meets Paddington....furry friends forever
I visited your museum in 2005, and on one of the upper floors there was a picture of the crucifixion on loan. I thought it was an el Greco, but it could have been Dali's. Does anyone know?