The Burrell Collection Tapestries Project

Glasgow Museums

What is the Burrell Collection Tapestries Project?

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 The Burrell Collection has over 200 tapestries.  The Research Project aims to study these in-depth and will result in a detailed catalogue of the tapestries in the collection, and an accessible research archive. 

 A Public Programme supports and runs alongside the Research project. The Public Programme provides public access to the work being done in the exhibition space, and the reasons behind it.

 Particular emphasis is placed on the work taking place on the larger tapestries taking place in the exhibition space.  Information about the project is on display to place these specialist tasks within their wider context. You can also explore the tapestries still on display throughout the museum.

We also have a diverse series of events tailored to a variety of audiences – keep an eye out for more details!

To find out more , please visit the About the Project page.


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December 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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  1. Rather than justify the project, who and what are the Burrell Collection Tapestries?


    March 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    • Hi Moranna,

      The Burrell Collection is a fine arts museum on the south side of Glasgow, in Scotland. Part of Glasgow Museums, the collection was donated to the people of Glasgow by Sir William Burrell, a ship owner, in 1944.

      The tapestries are an important part of the collection, and there are over 200 of them. A tapestry is a woven decorative textile. Usually made out the of wool, the tapestries in our collection date from 1300 – 1700. They would be owned by royalty, nobility and the church. Please let me know if you have any further questions. You can find out more about the Burrell Collection at:

      Best wishes,

      Lyndsey McLean Learning and Access Curator


      March 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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