Walking Group - Week 21: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Photo by Stuart

The bus journey to the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) was long and winding and our group was a little late in arriving but they were greeted by a smiling Joanna who was to be the tour guide for our visit.

Only 2% of Glasgow's collection of over one million objects is on show at any given time and the GMRC houses all the pieces that are not currently on display either in Glasgow or on loan to other galleries and museums throughout the world. There are more than 3000 paintings in storage there and it was this particular area of the collections that this visit focused on.

Photo by Stuart

Joanna had selected a few pieces to show the group to start the tour, including the oldest painting in the collection, a portrait of Saint Laurence which dates back 400 years. The group were then invited to request pieces by particular artists that they would like to see. It was a fascinating tour which left everyone wanting to see more.

Photo by Scott

Photo by Scott

The GMRC is open to visitors for tours at 2:30pm each day apart from Mondays. All tours must be booked in advance. For further information click here

There is also an online resource where you can look at images and read information about many of the pieces in the collections here

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