Cultural Survival gallery

Cultural Survival gallery

The Cultural Survival gallery in Kelvingrove is about how people adapt to a changing world, but the world continues to ch​​ange.

Displays:
  • The Last Pearl Fishers in Scotland – in the 1990s, the last Scottish pearl-fisher retired. This ended an ancient way of life but is helping pearl mussels to survive
  • Ceremonial Turtle Posts – these carved posts are all that survive of a ceremony which was celebrated in the Torres Strait, off the northern coast of Australia
  • Survival – People and their land – how tribal peoples throughout the world have had to battle for the survival of their cultural identities
  • Bronzes from Benin – how these ancient and modern bronzes continue to have powerful religious and social meanings today
  • St Kilda – On the Edge of the World – people survived for centuries on this remote island, but left in 1930. Now St Kilda is celebrated for its wildlife and history.
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