Wednesday, 25 May 2022 18.00-19.15 (BST)
New Perspectives: Furniture on Display at the Burrell Collection
Laura Bauld (Burrell Project Curator) & Ed Johnson (Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Art)
The newly refurbished Burrell Collection in Glasgow is due to reopen this March after a multi-million-pound refurbishment project. The refurbishment will allow for a redisplay and reinterpretation of the furniture collection of over 500 objects. Donated in 1944 by wealthy Glaswegian shipping magnate, businessman and respected art collector Sir William Burrell (1861–1958) and his wife Constance, Lady Burrell (1875–1961), the furniture collection includes chairs, chests, tables, beds and bedheads, stools, fireplaces, hutches and court cupboards. Most of the furniture was made in England, with just a few pieces known to have originated from Wales and Scotland, and some Continental examples. The talks will offer a behind-the-scenes exploration of the refurbished Burrell by curators, revealing the new methods of interpretation developed for the displays of furniture within the refurbished galleries.
Members will be automatically sent the zoom details, non-members can pay the £5 fee here.