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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow





1928 - 1996


Glasgow, Scotland


Museum / Recipient


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, now managed by Glasgow Museums, houses one of Europe’s great art collections. It is a purpose-built museum which opened in 1901. A significant part of the paintings collection comes from the bequest of Archibald McLellan. The important collection of French 19th century paintings includes works by Monet, Gauguin and Renoir. Further highlights are Rembrandt’s ‘Man in Armour’, ‘Christ and the Adulteress’ by Titian and Salvador Dali’s ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. Scottish art includes paintings by the Scottish Colourists and the Glasgow Boys. The scope of the museum is wide ranging and, when Kelvingrove re-opened in July 2006 after a three-year restoration and redisplay project, it was organised into two halves: Life and Expression. The Life galleries represent natural history, human history and prehistory. The Expression galleries include the fine art collections.  It is now the most popular free visitor attraction in Scotland and the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London. 




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