What's on at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

What's on at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Darkness Into Light: The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous in Scotland

 

The world’s first museum display on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) opened in the community exhibition space at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on 6 October 2017.

Darkness into Light: The story of Alcoholics Anonymous in Scotland has been curated by members of AA Archives Scotland. The inspiring exhibition details the society’s history and ongoing work in the community, from its first meeting in Scotland in 1948 into a country-wide organisation, which has helped countless individuals affected by alcoholism. 

The exhibition contains photographs, objects, significant documents and letters, and newspaper clippings that chart the founding of and vital role undertaken by the group across Scotland today. 

Alcoholics Anonymous plays a major role in prisons, hospitals and schools all over Scotland and the rest of the UK.  People from all walks of life seek help with their addictions and embark on the 12 step programme. AA has nearly one thousand groups in Scotland, with 300 of these groups holding weekly meetings in and around the Glasgow area. Details of where an individual can attend a meeting, the AA helpline, which answers in excess of 65,000 calls a year and the website, are all given in the exhibition.​


New Life Gallery

The popular Life Gallery at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum recently underwent a redesign. Since reopening, the new gallery hashe popular Life Gallery at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum recently underwent a redesign. Since reopening, the new gallery has been well-received by visitors young and old who have enjoyed the intriguing new specimens from the Natural History collections.

 New family-focused displays allow you to journey through the story of flightless birds from Australasia; the incredible pilgrimage of leatherback turtles across the Pacific, the stunning scenery of the Arctic and how wildlife cleverly camouflages itself in that barren wilderness, together with exhibits on El Dorado, the Andes and the important issue of safeguarding our natural habitats to ensure all of this is protected for the future. ​
 

Regular Events

  • For families with young children, why not come along to Toddler Time every Friday morning at 11.30am?
  • Like learning about animals and wildlife? Join our partners, the RSPB, for family fun each Saturday and Sunday afternoon.​  Find out more in our What's On brochure here
  • There are talks, workshops and events for adults throughout the year including our weekly Friday Focus where adults can discover more about their favourite objects, from 1.30pm. Find out more with our What's On brochure here​
  • ​There is a wonderful Organ Recital each day. To find out more about the Kelvingrove Organ and recitals use the links to the right, or click here
  • Daily tours - at 11am and 2.30pm each day, leaving from Centre Hall

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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