Icon Scotland: Burrell Collection Conservation Tour

A behind-the-scenes look at the newly refurbished Burrell Collection!

After a sell-out success in February, the Icon Scotland group is partnering with the conservators at Glasgow Life to offer their conservation-themed tour again.

Glasgow’s magnificent Burrell collection is housed in a purpose-built museum surrounded by beautiful parkland, and is ranked amongst the most significant civic museum collections in the UK, comparable to the National Gallery and the V&A in London. The museum recently opened after a major refurbishment, required to ensure that the world-class collection and its architecturally significant home are safeguarded for the future. The refurbishment opened up over a third more gallery space, allowing access to important and unique objects which have not been seen for decades or have never been on permanent display. It also provided the opportunity to develop innovative and immersive displays and reinterpret the works of art, revealing many wonderful and new stories about them.

Please join us to find out more about the challenges and opportunities provided by this amazing building and exciting new display approach. The tour (10.45am-1pm) will finish with a hot drink and an opportunity to chat to colleagues.