Alan Sorrell Collection

From the late 1950s the Ministry of Works commissioned the artist Alan Sorrell (b.1904 d.1974) to produce a series of illustrations reconstructing archaeological sites and monuments around Scotland. Working closely with contemporary archaeologists he developed new ways of visualising and bringing these sites to life. His distinctive illustrations became well known in guidebooks, textbooks and site based interpretation.

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Glasgow Cathedral window glass collection

In the mid-nineteenth century the windows of Glasgow cathedral were re-glazed using stained glass designed by The Konigliche Glasmalerianstalt (the Royal Bavarian Stained Glass Establishment), Munich. The glass only had a brief period of use being removed in mid-20th century. Over 2,000 fragments are now preserved in the cathedral’s upper gallery.

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