Glasgow’s Burrell Collection reopens after six-year, £68.25million refurbishment
Visitors returning to The Burrell Collection from today (29 March) can enjoy more than 200 displays across 24 galleries, including many objects that have not been seen for decades, or have never been on permanent display before.
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What is really wonderful about this project is that it has everything that National Lottery players could savour and enjoy.
Eilish McGuinness, Chief Executive of the Heritage Fund
What to expect
The collection – amassed by Sir William and Lady Constance Burrell over more than 75 years – was originally opened to the public as a museum in 1983. It includes exquisite Chinese art, stained glass, intricate tapestries and Persian carpets. Notable artists in the collection include Glasgow Boy Joseph Crawhall, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne and Giovanni Bellini.
The museum’s new eco credentials mean heating and lighting is more efficient and sustainable, providing a stable environment for the collection.
As well as increasing access to art, the refurbishment project also increases access to nature. It will bring new visitors to Glasgow’s south side and Pollok Country Park, the city’s biggest green space.
Eilish McGuinness, Chief Executive of the Heritage Fund, says: “What is really wonderful about this project is that it has everything that National Lottery players could savour and enjoy. It’s got the parkland, the amazing history, the collection is unbelievable and the building is really amazing. It must have been incredible in the 1980s when it opened, but now it looks even better.”
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