A Decade of Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
Congratulations to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, which celebrated its 10th anniversary since its major refurbishment in 2006, designed by Event.
Kelvingrove’s continued success is an immense source of pride for us, as it is for the city of Glasgow. Established in 1901, Kelvingrove underwent a redevelopment in 2003 and reopend to great acclaim on July 11, 2006. It has since attracted over 14 million visitors - 1.3 million in 2015 alone.
Kelvingrove has an encyclopaedic collection ranging from Natural History to Human History, Ancient Egypt to Expressive Arts, Dinosaurs to Botticelli to Benin Bronzes - a true cave of wonders. Event was tasked with renewing the gallery spaces and creating a highly accessible and educational museum.
Kelvingrove celebrate the anniversary with an organ recital, which included a rendition of David Bowie’s Life on Mars. The chair of Glasgow Life, Archie Graham, had this to say on the occasion, earlier this week: “Kelvingrove is a magnificent and much-loved building, which has brought the world of art, history and natural history to life for visitors for more than 100 years. The outstanding refurbishment, which was unveiled to great applause ten years ago today, preserved the building and collection - and all the joy and discover that comes with it - for generations to come.”