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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located in the West End of the city, on the banks of the River Kelvin. It is situated near the main campus of the University of Glasgow.

There is a myth in Glasgow, that the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum building was accidentally built back-to-front. This is only an urban myth. The grand entrance was always intended to face into Kelvingrove Park

The museum’s collections include:

  • Arms and armour
  • Natural history
  • European artworks
  • Old Masters
  • French Impressionists
  • Dutch Renaissance
  • Scottish and Glasgow Schools of Art
  • Decorative arts
  • European jewellery

The Exhibits of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum include:

  • The Goddess Sekhmet
  • Spitfire LA198
  • Ex of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid by Vincent van Gogh
  • A Man in Armour by Rembrandt
  • Paul Gauguin, Østre Anlæg Park, Copenhagen 1885
  • Pipe organ built by Lewis & Co, 1901
  • the goddess Sekhmet, Egypt, 18th dynasty,
  • A Funeral Service in the HighlandsJames Guthrie (1859–1930)

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  • Name:                   Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Established:         1901
  • Collection size:    9,000 objects
  • Visitors:                1.2 million
  • Location:              Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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“A day to come seems longer than a year that’s gone.”
– Scottish Proverb

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