Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum: Burrell at Kelvingrove, Collecting Medieval Treasures

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum: Burrell at Kelvingrove, Collecting Medieval Treasures

Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Medieval Treasures at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is a specially curated exhibition which draws on objects from the Burrell Collection, including works in wood, alabaster, stone, metal, ivory, ceramics and stained glass as well as paintings and tapestries. Highlights include a triptych altarpiece containing a carved alabaster panel depicting the head of St John the Baptist; an aquamanile (water container) with Hebrew inscriptions from around 1300; and the 15th century tapestry ‘Peasants Preparing to Hunt Rabbits with Ferrets’. This is the latest in a series of exhibitions at Kelvingrove while the Burrell Collection’s listed building in Pollok Park is undergoing a major refurbishment. The collection of almost 9,000 items ranges from prehistoric artefacts to works by Impressionist painters. The collection was gathered by the industrialist Sir William Burrell (1861-1958), who donated it to his home city of Glasgow in 1944.

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