June 15, 2011 · 6:02 pm
At the front - or is it the back - of the museum?
It rains a lot in Glasgow. Luckily there are lots of large indoor spaces where I can push the pram, get him to sleep and enjoy myself too. I’ve been going to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery since I was a tot myself and, in the words of my American friend, “it’s one of the most random museums ever”! From Monet to taxidermy, it has such a varied collection that you can’t not find something to interest you. There is also a debate about whether it was built back to front – the main door faces Glasgow University rather than the road. It’s incredibly child-friendly, with lots of interactivity and great accessibility. One of the most famous exhibits in Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross, just back from an art tour in Atlanta. Here are some of our highlights:
The Egyptian Room - a stone sarcophagus
Monet's "Landscape at Vetheuil"
A "nursing corset" - yes, they used to make even pregnant women look like they had tiny waists!
Stained glass inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Mum and Dad have something similar in their front door
I had never noticed this before, but it made me smile!