The People's Palace hosts a programme of exhibitions in the top floor gallery space, as well as in its Community Exhibition space. If you would like to find out more about exhibiting in the community exhibition please contact the museum.
Closing Sunday 2 August
The Our Games exhibition charts the experiences of volunteers in the city this summer. The exhibition toured three community centres before coming to the People's Palace in January 2015.
Our Games showcases volunteer experiences of our amazing summer in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games took place from 23 July – 3 August 2014. It succeeded in reinvigorating an enthusiasm for sport and culture within the city. ‘Our Games’ reflects local people’s memories of this spectacular event.
The exhibition was co-produced by a group of 13 volunteers working with Glasgow Museums’ staff. It celebrates the experiences of the many different groups of volunteers who helped make the XX Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Volunteers fulfilled a variety of roles to make the Games ‘the best yet’. People from around the world signed up and delivered a ‘pure dead brilliant’ visitor experience for the thousands of athletes, locals, and tourists, fully participating in a very special 11 days of sport and festivities.
The people involved in shaping the exhibition gave their time as Host City Volunteers. They met weekly to learn what is involved in producing an exhibition, deciding on the content, layout and design, to create displays that showcase games time volunteering.
Our Games is a ‘thank-you’ to the people who made Glasgow smile!
The 3 community venues involved were: Barmulloch Community Centre,
Castlemilk Community Centre and Netherton Community Centre.