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Exhibition of Medieval Treasures from the Burrell Collection opens at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Fig. 5. Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Medieval Treasures.
Fig. 5. Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Medieval Treasures.

Fig. 1. Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Medieval Treasures.

A new exhibition, curated by Sir Paul Ruddock, former Chairman of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, has opended at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Medieval Treasures draws on the outstanding collection of medieval sculpture, stained glass, metal, ivory and ceramic works brought together by Sir William Burrell (1861-1958), and is the latest in a series of exhibitions held at Kelvingrove demonstrating the range and quality of the Burrell Collection whilst the listed buildings that typically house the collection in Pollok Park are undergoing restoration and refurbishment (due for completion in 2020).

The exhibition, which runs until 27th May, 2019, is supported by a series of short talks, including:

Thursday, 8th November, 2pm
James Robinson, Collecting – A Curator’s View
Join James Robinson, Director of the Burrell Renaissance project, as he talks about what makes Burrell and his medieval collection so special for him and curators the world over.

Thursday, 13th December, 2pm
Anna Lehr, Hidden Stories – An Introductory Guide to Christian Iconography
Learning and Access Curator, Anna Lehr, deciphers some of the iconographic gems in William Burrell’s Collection

Thursday, 14th February, 2pm
Dr Rachel King, Heads of Plates: Burrell’s St John Alabasters
The curator of the Medieval Treasures exhibition uncovers the dramatic stories behind Burrell’s painted tabernacles: one of the highlights of his world-renowned collection of medieval English alabasters.

The exhibition and talks are free of charge