Object in Focus

Each week join one of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum's Curators as they look at one of the artefacts or paintings in more detail!

Object in Focus

About Object in Focus

Discover more about your favourite Kelvingrove objects at one of the regular 'Object in Focus' 10 minute talks!
The Object in Focus events are free, meet at the Enquiries Desk.

Tuesday 20th March: Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Ladies Luncheon Room
What is a 'Gesamtkunstwerk' (a total work of art)? Alison Brown, Curator for European Decorative Art from 1800 will explore its immersive meaning through this tearoom interior designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1900. Happy 150th birthday Mr Mackintosh!

Tuesday 27th March: J D Fergusson's Painting 'The Pink Parasol: Bertha Case'
'The Pink Parasol' is a portrait that is not really a portrait. Join Assistant Curator of Art, Peter Tuka, to discover Fergusson's inspiring combitation of influences by French Fauvists and Anglo-American artist James McNeill Whistler. How does the treatment of portrait as a genre change in early modern art?

Tuesday 3rd April: The New Black: A Black Armour of the 1500s
Why would an armour be black? Who would have owned it? Find out more with Ralph Moffat, Curator of Arms & Armour, about this fascinating harness and the dangerous world of the fighting men to bore it. Usually people think of the knight in shining armour. However, not all armour was like this. There are many reasons why an armour might be black. By taking a closer look we can gain an insight into the world of the warrior and his purpose-designed equipment.

Tuesday 10th April: Samuel John Peploe's painting 'Still Life: Paint Tubes'
The Colourist Peploe is one of the best known modernist painters in Scotland. In 'Still Life: Paint Tubes' he gives us a glimpse of his studio and the materials he uses to paint. What can we learn about the artist's painting technique from a picture like this?

Tuesday 17th April: The Fragrance of Life: Japanese Designs
Dr Yupin Chung, Curator of East Asian Art, talks about the significance of Glasgow's Japanese ceramic collection – how the wares were designed, and their importance to those who used them. The concept of aesthetics in Japan was seen as an integral part of daily life.

Tuesday 24th April: Bessie MacNicol's painting 'Under the Apple Tree'
Join Curator of British Art Jo Meacock as she discusses this decorative Spring painting by Glasgow Girl painter Bessie MacNicol. MacNicol, who studied at Glasgow School of Art and in Paris, was considered the most important woman painter in Glasgow at the turn of the 20th century. Tragically she died at the age of 34 as a result of complications in the late stages of pregnancy. This painting explores ideas of youth, femininity and the seasons.

Tuesday 1st May: Henri Matisse’s painting ‘The Pink Tablecloth’
For Henri Matisse (1869-1954), it was important that people were able to enjoy his art, rather than feel challenged by it. As a result, many of his paintings appear simple, involving nothing more than beautiful colours and shapes. However, they are carefully constructed compositions of skilfully juxtaposed objects involving pattern, colour and design. ‘The Pink Tablecloth’ sings out with bright shades and glorious forms, inviting viewers to enjoy looking at what is on the table as much as Matisse clearly enjoyed painting it.

Tuesday 8th May: Liberation of Bergen-Belsen in 1945 as depicted by Marianne Grant
8th May is internationally celebrated as the 'Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War'. As 'Victory in Europe Day', this day also marks acceptance by the Allies in World War II of Nazi Germany's surrender. Marianne Grant’s drawings from concentration camps are powerful testimonies of the horrors of the Holocaust and its countless victims. Join Assistant Curator of Art, Peter Tuka, in discussion about the liberation of Bergen-Belsen as captured in Marianne’s drawing ‘British Army Arriving’ (1945).

Tuesday 15th May: The Aliens have landed!
Many plants and animals that are now a common sight in Scotland, such as rabbits, grey squirrels and beech trees are not native to Scotland but have arrived following the actions of us humans. Some are welcomed as adding new biodiversity, or provide economic or recreational value, but others are viewed as problematical, like the notorious Japanese knotweed and Giant Hogweed, both familiar sights along the River Kelvin in Glasgow. Botany Curator Keith Watson will explore the range of species now found, and tell the story of their varied arrivals, and discuss how we view these new arrivals - from welcomed guests to problem pests.

Tuesday 22nd May: William Kennedy's painting 'Stirling Station'
Curator of Transport and Technology John Messner takes you on an evocative trip on the steam railway, visiting Stirling Station in the late 1880s. Glasgow Boy William Kennedy's painting ‘Stirling Station’ shows the hustle and bustle of Victorian travel - passengers arriving, trains departing and all the activity of a busy city station.

Tuesday 29th May: Wings for Victory plaque
75 years after the Wings for Victory campaign, Social History Curator Isobel McDonald will discuss the Wings for Victory plaque on display, and look at how schools supported the war effort.

Tuesday 5th June: The Hill House writing desk designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Tuesday 12th June: Albert Moore's painting 'Reading Aloud'
Albert Moore’s paintings often included anachronistic details, like the book the women read in this ‘classical’ scene. One of the key figures in British Aestheticism, historical accuracy was not as important to Moore as the beauty of colour, line and form. Curator of British Art Jo Meacock reveals what it is that is so radical and ahead of its time about this enigmatic, decorative painting.

Tuesday 19th June: Frances Macdonald’s Honesty mirror
The ‘Honesty’ mirror, made in 1896 by Frances Macdonald, marks a creative and innovative time for the development of The Glasgow Style. Frances, her older sister Margaret and their future husbands James Herbert McNair and Charles Rennie Mackintosh became known as ‘The Four,’ gaining a reputation for their distinctive style and highly symbolic work. Join Assistant Curator Hannah Willetts to learn more about the Honesty mirror, the craft involved in its making, and the eerie figures and symbolism that earned ‘The Four’ the nickname of the ‘Spook School’.

Tuesday 26th June: Jessie M King’s Toilet Set for Liberty
Jessie Marion King was a prolific artist and designer working in the Glasgow Style and the most commercially successful to emerge from Glasgow School of Art at the time. She skilfully applied her unique eye for design to a variety of media including book design and illustration, ceramics, jewellery and textiles. Join Assistant Curator, Hannah Willetts to find out more about the festoon-decorated silver and enamel toilet set Jessie M. King designed for Liberty’s of London in 1905, and learn more about the artist who would only draw from her imagination.

Tuesday 3rd July: ‘Portrait of a Man with a Lute’, attributed to Jacob van Reesbroeck
 The 17th century was a time of unrivalled prosperity for Holland, and became known as its ‘Golden Age’. Merchants and the middling classes in particular enjoyed a high standard of living, consuming luxurious food wearing and rich clothes. Music was also an important aspect for this society, displaying an individual’s accomplishments and refinement. It also often provided the soundtrack for romance, featuring in scenes of love and courtship. Hear more about this splendid, large portrait of a man with a lute, attributed to a little-known, Antwerp-based artist.

Tuesday 10th July: ‘Extrodinar Good!’ Early Scottish Pistols
Why did Scotland become so renowned for its finely-made pistols? How did they work and how were they made. Ralph Moffat, Curator of Arms and armour will give an insight into the world of the Scottish gunmaker and his very particular clients. Scottish pistols have a unique construction and distinctive style of decoration. They are status symbols as well as lethal weapons. A closer inspection reveals the beautiful details of weapons made by Scotland’s best craftsmen.

Tuesday 17th July: Frank Brangwyn's World War I lithographs
In January 1915 artist Frank Brangwyn produced a set of lithographs to raise money for the newly established St Dunstan’s Hostel for Blind Soldiers and Sailors in London. The prints tell the story of a young soldier going to war, being blinded and hospitalised, and then recuperating and learning a new trade. As an artist Brangwyn purposefully chose emotive subjects that would stir people into action to support the war effort. Join Curator of British Art Dr Jo Meacock as she sets this group of prints in the context of World War I and of the artist’s work.

Tuesday 24th July: Hidden Histories of Glasgow's Ancient Egyptian Collection
Several individuals in the 19th and early 20th centuries were instrumental in the growth of Glasgow's Ancient Egyptian collection. However, their contributions are not always well known. This talk will explore some lesser-known aspects of the history of Egyptology in Glasgow Museums.

Tuesday 31st July: An eighteenth-century quilted jacket
This delightful jacket would have been the perfect choice for Mary Macdowell, the first wife of George Houston of Johnstone Castle, to wear on a hot summer's day. Join Research Manager (Art) Rebecca Quinton to discover how the cut of the jacket was inspired by the sack-back gowns of the mid-1700s, what cord-quilting is and who Mary was.

Tuesday 7th August: Louis Marcoussis' painting 'Still Life in front of a Balcony'
French artist of Polish origin, Marcoussis had adopted a simplified form of analytical Cubism after meeting Braque and Picasso in 1910. He painted only some 270 oils. More than a half of these originate from his most prolific period between the years 1927 and 1930. Join Assistant Curator (Art) Peter Tuka in discussion of Marcoussis’ painting ‘Still Life in front of a Balcony’ 1928 and learn more about Cubism and its key influences on this artist.

Tuesday 14th August: ‘Never have I seen one so good!’: A Crossbow of the 1480s
Very accurate and always controversial – the crossbow is an iconic weapon. How was it made and how did it work? Was it used in battle or just for hunting? Join Curator of Arms and Armour Ralph Moffat to find out more. Unusual materials were used in the weapon’s construction. Technology and artistry combine to produce an object of beauty and deadliness. Animals and humans were on the receiving end. By delving more deeply it is possible to better understand this much-maligned device.

Tuesday 21st August: Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Chinese Room from Miss Cranston's Ingram Street Tearooms
How do you fit an interior of squares and grids into an irregular shaped room? Alison Brown, Curator for European Decorative Art explains the secrets of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Chinese Tearoom design of 1911. Happy 150th birthday Mr Mackintosh!

Tuesday 28th August: Banner of the United Society of Boilermakers, Shipbuilders and Structural Workers
Big and colourful with powerful imagery, trade union banners are potent symbols of the trade unions and the workers they represent. Join Social History Curator Fiona Hayes to discuss the story of this painted banner from its creation through to its acquisition by Glasgow Museums. How and why the banner was made? How was it used? What’s on the other side of the banner? How does it reflect Glasgow’s recent social and industrial history?

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Object in Focus are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or Glasgow Museums

Kelvingrove Organ Recitals

Kelvingrove Organ Recitals

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum holds delightful daily recitals by eminent local organists and visiting players!
Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

16th August 2018 - 30th June 2020
The People’s Palace is hosting a community display which gathers together never seen before objects from Benny Lynch’s life and career.
Brushes with War

Brushes with War

21st September 2018 - 6th January 2019
Brushes with War at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a powerful and emotive insight into the experience of soldiers from World War I through the drawings and paintings they created.
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

11th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

11th December 2018
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

11th December 2018
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

11th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

12th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

13th December 2018
Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
Hands On at Riverside

Hands On at Riverside

13th December 2018
Riverside Museum hold regular 'Hands On' workshops for adults exploring some of the attractions exhibits up close!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

13th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

14th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

14th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
The People's Palace hold regular workshops for kids, come along on December 15th or 16th and take part in some Christmas Crafts!
MidWinter Makeshift Puppets

MidWinter Makeshift Puppets

15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum hold regular workshops for kids, come along on December 15th or 16th and make your own wintery puppet!
Mini Planes

Mini Planes

15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
Riverside Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, drop in on 15th or 16th December and create your own mini model airplane!
The RSPB at Kelvingrove

The RSPB at Kelvingrove

15th December 2018
You'll find RSPB Scotland holding events most weekends at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum between 1pm and 4pm!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

15th December 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

15th December 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

15th December 2018
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

15th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

15th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
The RSPB at Kelvingrove

The RSPB at Kelvingrove

16th December 2018
You'll find RSPB Scotland holding events most weekends at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum between 1pm and 4pm!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

16th December 2018
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

16th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

16th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

18th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

18th December 2018
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

18th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Wee Creatives

Wee Creatives

19th December 2018
Wee Creatives are regular playful sessions for under 2s at Glasgow Museum Resource Centre... Explore! Create! Play! Fun!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

19th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

20th December 2018
Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

20th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

21st December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

21st December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

22nd December 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

22nd December 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

22nd December 2018
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

22nd December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

22nd December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

23rd December 2018
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

23rd December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

23rd December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

25th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

26th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

27th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

28th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Winter Vehicles

Winter Vehicles

29th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Riverside Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, drop in on 29th or 30th December and create your own winter vehicle!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

29th December 2018
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

29th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

29th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Horrible Heedie Tours

Horrible Heedie Tours

30th December 2018
Join this interactive tour at Scotland Street School Museum and find out what school was like in the old days!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

30th December 2018
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

30th December 2018
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

30th December 2018
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

1st January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

2nd January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

3rd January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

4th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

5th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

5th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

5th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

6th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

6th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

6th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

8th January 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

8th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

9th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

10th January 2019
Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
Hands On at Riverside

Hands On at Riverside

10th January 2019
Riverside Museum hold regular 'Hands On' workshops for adults exploring some of the attractions exhibits up close!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

10th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

11th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

12th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

12th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

12th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

13th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

13th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

13th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

15th January 2019
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

15th January 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

15th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

16th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

17th January 2019
Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

17th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

18th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

19th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

19th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

19th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

20th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Creative Sundays

Creative Sundays

20th January 2019
Creative Sundays are one-day craft workshops for adults held throughout the year at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

20th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

20th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Dippy On Tour: Glasgow

Dippy On Tour: Glasgow

22nd January 2019 - 6th May 2019
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

22nd January 2019
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

22nd January 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

22nd January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

23rd January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Hands On at Riverside

Hands On at Riverside

24th January 2019
Riverside Museum hold regular 'Hands On' workshops for adults exploring some of the attractions exhibits up close!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

24th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Manager’s Tour and Demonstration

Manager’s Tour and Demonstration

25th January 2019
Join the Programme Manager at Kelvin Hall for a look round Glasgow Museums' store as she highlights some of her favourite objects!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

25th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

26th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

26th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

26th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Sketch & Destress

Sketch & Destress

27th January 2019
Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join GMRC for one of their regular Sketch & Destress workshops!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

27th January 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Let’s Talk About Art

Let’s Talk About Art

27th January 2019
Every last Sunday of the month, come along to GoMA to talk about different artworks, and reject some common misconceptions about contemporary art.
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

27th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

27th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Macmillan Arts & Craft Group

Macmillan Arts & Craft Group

28th January 2019
Get creative each month with Glasgow Museum Resource Centre's museum object-inspired art sessions for adults affected by cancer.
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

29th January 2019
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

29th January 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

29th January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

30th January 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

31st January 2019
Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

31st January 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Songwriters’ Session and Open Mic

Songwriters’ Session and Open Mic

31st January 2019
The Gallery of Modern Art hold a monthly Open Mic night for young songwriters to perform their original material!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

1st February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

2nd February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

2nd February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

2nd February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

3rd February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

3rd February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

3rd February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

5th February 2019
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

5th February 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

5th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

6th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

7th February 2019
Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
Hands On at Riverside

Hands On at Riverside

7th February 2019
Riverside Museum hold regular 'Hands On' workshops for adults exploring some of the attractions exhibits up close!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

7th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

8th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

9th February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

9th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

9th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

10th February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

10th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

10th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

12th February 2019
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

12th February 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

12th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

13th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GMRC Themed Tours

GMRC Themed Tours

14th February 2019
Join staff at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre for a themed tour of the collections stored at this unique site!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

14th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

15th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

16th February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

16th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

16th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Sketch & Destress

Sketch & Destress

17th February 2019
Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join GMRC for one of their regular Sketch & Destress workshops!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

17th February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

17th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

17th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

19th February 2019 - 5th May 2019
12 of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, will be on show at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum!
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

19th February 2019
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

19th February 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

19th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

20th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Hands On at Riverside

Hands On at Riverside

21st February 2019
Riverside Museum hold regular 'Hands On' workshops for adults exploring some of the attractions exhibits up close!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

21st February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Manager’s Tour and Demonstration

Manager’s Tour and Demonstration

22nd February 2019
Join the Programme Manager at Kelvin Hall for a look round Glasgow Museums' store as she highlights some of her favourite objects!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

22nd February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

23rd February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

23rd February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

23rd February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
GoMA Guided Tours

GoMA Guided Tours

24th February 2019
Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!
Creative Sundays

Creative Sundays

24th February 2019
Creative Sundays are one-day craft workshops for adults held throughout the year at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre!
Let’s Talk About Art

Let’s Talk About Art

24th February 2019
Every last Sunday of the month, come along to GoMA to talk about different artworks, and reject some common misconceptions about contemporary art.
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

24th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

24th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Macmillan Arts & Craft Group

Macmillan Arts & Craft Group

25th February 2019
Get creative each month with Glasgow Museum Resource Centre's museum object-inspired art sessions for adults affected by cancer.
Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

26th February 2019
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

26th February 2019
Fancy spending your lunchtime break doing something different? Pop into GoMA for one of their weekly 10 minute talks and find out what are their staff’s favourite artworks!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

26th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

27th February 2019
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

28th February 2019
Join the volunteer tour guides for a free 45 minute tour of Kelvin Hall and take a peek behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums' store!
Songwriters’ Session and Open Mic

Songwriters’ Session and Open Mic

28th February 2019
The Gallery of Modern Art hold a monthly Open Mic night for young songwriters to perform their original material!

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11th December 2018
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Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Insight Talks at the Hunterian
Insight Talks at the Hunterian
11th December 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!
Staff Picks
Staff Picks
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Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
11th December 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Special Interest Tours
Special Interest Tours
11th December 2018
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow South Side
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
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Historic Tours of Glasgow University
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The University of Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
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