Glasgow Museums

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The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Glasgow Museums is the group of museums and galleries owned by the City of Glasgow, Scotland.[1] They hold about 1.6 million objects including over 60,000 art works, over 200,000 items in the human history collections, over 21,000 items relating to transport and technology, and over 585,000 natural history specimens.[2] They are managed by Glasgow Life (formally Glasgow Sport and Culture), an 'arms length' external organisation contracted by Glasgow City Council to provide cultural, sporting and learning activities in the city.[3][4]

The museums and galleries are:[5]

Repatriations[edit]

Glasgow Museums has started repatriating stolen objects from their collections to their original cultures.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glasgow Museums". ArtUK. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Collections". Museums. Glasgow Life. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  3. ^ "About Glasgow Life". Glasgow Life. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Culture and Sport Glasgow, SC037844". www.oscr.org.uk. Scottish Charity Regulator. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Our Museums". Glasgow Life. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Glasgow Museums Resource Centre". Museums. Glasgow Life. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Kelvin Hall". Museums. Glasgow Life. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Glasgow Museums to return seven stolen artefacts to India". BBC News. 19 August 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2022.