Glasgow University’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and Kelvingrove
Date: Thursday 30 May 2013
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm approx
Cost: £40 per ticket, Friends and guests (includes coffee/tea and a soup and sandwich lunch)
Booking required: Tickets available from the Friends Office
Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. Artefacts range from scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin, to objects from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages. There is also a new permanent gallery displaying a unique collection of Roman sculpture from the Antonine Wall including monumental sculpture and an array of military and civilian artefacts. The recently refurbished Art Gallery has an exceptional collection of art, including the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler. We will have coffee on arrival followed by a curatorial tour of the new Antonine gallery. We will be welcomed by the Director, Professor David Gaimster for a curatorial tour of the Whistlers. We will then travel to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery where we will spend the afternoon after a light lunch in the Conservatory.
The coach will depart from Modern Two, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art at 9.00am sharp
Please note that the cost for this event is £40, not £50 as noted on the Friends booking form enclosed with your What's On.