A Remarkable Collection

The Burrell Collection

In 2014 Event delivered a comprehensive Masterplan for the redevelopment of Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, described as ‘one of the most remarkable assemblages of works of art ever brought together by one man’.

​Sir William Burrell’s extraordinary gift to the people of Glasgow is housed in a Grade A listed building, considered to be one of Scotland’s finest examples of post-war architecture.

Following a further international competition, Event was appointed to realise the re-interpretation and re-display of the collection.

The Museum’s holdings include rare examples of medieval stained glass, tapestries and sculptures, ancient Chinese ceramics, bronzes and jades, Islamic pile carpets and French paintings.

Two new floors of gallery space will enable 90% of the collection to be accessible to the public. Sir William Burrell and his role as collector will serve as an interpretive thread running through the new displays. ​

Project type

Museum

Scope of works

  • Masterplanning
  • Funding Bid Support
  • Interpretative Planning
  • Exhibition Design and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Contract Management

Scale

8,000

Location

Glasgow, Scotland

Programme

2016 - ongoing

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