Kelvin Hall to house Hunterian collections

Issued: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:18:00 GMT

The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall

A £4.5m Heritage Lottery grant will help to transform Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall into a major new museum facility for The Hunterian, Glasgow Museums and the National Library of Scotland.

Plans are under way to transform the historic Kelvin Hall (pictured below) into an exciting new centre of cultural excellence providing shared storage for collections, and teaching and research facilities. Around 1.5 million objects currently stored in various locations around the city will be relocated to the new facility. 

A new Hunterian centre for object-based research, teaching and learning will also be located at the new facility. ‘The creation of the Hunterian Collections Study Centre at its heart will raise a new benchmark around the world in museum practice and public engagement with collections,’ says David Gaimster, director of The Hunterian. ‘It will cement The Hunterian’s position as a centre of innovation in the museum world.’

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