Glasgow approves Burrell redevelopment funding

Simon Stephens, 22.02.2017
Museum expected to reopen in 2020 following £66m investment
Glasgow City Council has committed another £27.3m for the £66m redevelopment of the Burrell Collection, taking its total investment to £33m.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has already pledged £15m to the scheme, which is expected to be complete in late 2020. The Grade A-listed building is in Pollok Country Park.

The 9,0000-strong collection was donated to the City of Glasgow by Sir William and Lady Burrell in 1944.

Chinese art features heavily in the collection and there are also significant late-gothic and early Renaissance artworks of art from northern Europe, including tapestries, stained glass, sculpture and furniture.

Before the Burrell closed in 2015 only about 20% of the collection was on display. The aim is to increase this to 90% in the redeveloped museum.

The Burrell is part of Glasgow Life, which operates sporting and cultural venues in the city.

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Jonathan Gammond
Access , Wrexham County Borough Museum
27.02.2017, 22:27
There was a lot to see at the Burrell when 20% was on show. I am intrigued to see how they manage to display 90% of the collection. Hopefully they will have some 'rest and refresh stations' around the new museum or a layout that allows you to easily pick and choose where to go.
23.02.2017, 11:08
Brilliant news – congratulations!