The restoration work was completed on budget and on time.
This was despite the team having had half the time that was predicted it would take. They also had the late addition of an extra 8 million pounds of work that had to be accomplished within the same time frame.
The integration of art and museum displays, and the commitment to attracting new audiences is expected to increase visits by as much as a third.
The importance of the art collections will remain a magnet for visitors from home and abroad. It has been enhanced by improved displays, interpretation and study facilities.
This huge public project has achieved what everyone involved was hoping for – a radical overhaul of the building, and the sensitive revitalisation of the collections.
It would not only delight the citizens of 2006 Glasgow, but also stand the test of time for many decades to come.