Glasgow has 9 major museums and sadly I was only able to visit 3 in my short time there. I had to priortize and I chose Kelvingrove!
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
It had a special exhibition about the Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha. I have already declared my love of Rennie MackIntosh and Mucha is another is artist I adore.
Kelvingrove has a policy that photos can only be for personal use. And you need to ask for a permission slip. So I don’t have any photos to share of the inside.
That said, it was so freaking photogenic! I just encourage you to visit and see for yourself.
I really adored how they organised and displayed items. They had an introductory gallery to the art part of the museum. It talked about how we can look at art and interact with it (subject, portrait vs landscape, colour, size) and it was amazingly novel. It placed works together that would normally be incompletely different rooms.
The museum is geared toward children and focuses on fun and activities. One interactive had us writing down the thoughts of people in a painting (it was so fun).
The Mucha exhibition brought together his work (IT WAS SO BIG) and related it to the Glasgow style in the introduction and finished with a room projecting his epic work – the story of the Slav people. It felt like you were standing in the paintings! (I did snap a photo of the selfie area) Look a that mirror!
Pros: great exhibitions, great displays, cool collection, helpful staff, nice cafe & shop, WHAT GREAT ORGANISATION, stunning architecture
Cons: No photos! Some of the most loved interactives need more help