Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery

Glaswegians turned out in force to see the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow when it opened after a three year renovation.

I was not very impressed. It’s a great building, and I enjoyed the exhibition on the Glasgow School. However, it all seemed to be a bit of a hodge-podge, and too many of the exhibits seemed to be in the “Look what we found in grannies attic” category.

The problem may be that there are a number of specialised museums [religion, school life, transport etc] in Glasgow, and the Kelvingrove cannot stray into their territory. The result is it finishes up with whatever is not covered by the other museums. The museum also seemed rather old fashioned, with very little use of new technologies to enhance the exhibitions.

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