Upcoming Events

Online Talk: Atlantic Slavery Hidden In Plain Sight In A Victorian City

Wednesday 29th September 2021 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom
Sulman’s Bird’s Eye View of Glasgow was completed in 1864, thirty years after chattel slavery was abolished in the British West Indies, and one year before slavery was abolished in the United States of America. Join Dr Stephen Mullen as he explores how the transformation of the Victorian city was shaped by elites wealthy from Atlantic slavery, revealed by the panoramic detail of Sulman's map.

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Online Workshop: Paint your Zoom Room

Thursday 14th October 2021 | 2.30pm GMT | via Zoom
This workshop encourages participants to draw a section through the interior of their chosen room, using the same architectural drawing conventions that would have been used when the dwelling was first designed and constructed. However, this drawing will show finishes, furniture, decoration and contents; expressing the room as the lived in experience it is in 2021.

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Online Talk: Gruesome Glasgow

Wednesday 20th October 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom
Join Judith Bowers as she tells the tale of Doctor Edward William Pritchard, the Human Crocodile. The last man to be publicly hanged in the city for poisoning not just his wife, but his mother-in-law as well.  A doctor who had more pregnant patients than any other doctor in Scotland.  A man so vain he handed photographs of himself to ladies at his own execution.

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Online Workshop: Basket Weaving with Max Johnson

Friday 12th November 2021 | 2.30pm GMT | via Zoom
It is thought that the advent of hot air ballooning in the 1820s played a major role in the popularisation of panoramas like Sulman’s. With hot air balloon baskets as our inspiration, join us for this workshop to see how Max Johnson creates his beautiful handwoven baskets, using locally foraged dogwood sticks.

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Online Talk: The TREE, the BIRD, the FISH, the BELL …and the PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Annan’s Glasgow

Wednesday 24th November 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom
The photographer Thomas Annan (1829-1887) established his photographic business in Glasgow in 1857 and for the next thirty years documented the city at a time of exponential growth. His photographs astutely recorded the city, its people and the social changes occurring during the second half of the nineteenth century. The talk from Anne Lyden will cover the various Glasgow projects that Annan embarked on.

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Online Talk: 19th Century Retail and the Rise of the Department Store

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom
Focusing on architecture, window displays, and internal design, this talk will examine how Glasgow department stores, like their Parisian counterparts, became spaces not just of spectacle, but also of manipulation and disorientation.

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Online Talk: Maps, Myths & Misrepresentations

Wednesday 12th January 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom
Not so long ago, the lofty peaks of the Benchichins Mountains could be seen between Angus and Deeside… or could they? Chris Fleet looks at various other things on maps that might never have been really out there, as well as how maps lie, distort the truth and miss things out. How far should we trust the map, and is this a good idea?

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Online Talk: Where are the Women?

Wednesday 9th February 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom
Can you imagine a different Glasgow, a city where women are commemorated in statues and streets and buildings? Join author Sara Sheridan as she talks about her guidebook to that alternative city. Where are the Women? remaps Scotland as if women’s achievements were memorialised in our built and rural landscape in the same way as men’s are.

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