Direct/Public Appeals


Development Team
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
0141 276 9515
Fax: 0141 276 9540

Direct/Public Appeals

The Essence of Beauty appeal

The Essence of Beauty :  500 years of Italian Art

Our current appeal gives you an exciting opportunity to support a major exhibition of Italian fine and decorative art held by Glasgow Museums, which is the finest and most comprehensive collection owned by any civic museum in the UK.  This will be the very first time that we bring together the best of our collections originating from Italy. 

Over 40 paintings spanning the 14th to the 19th centuries including masterpieces by Titian, Bellini, Salvator Rosa and Botticelli will be displayed alongside sculpture, Venetian glass and rare examples of Renaissance ceramics.

The exhibition will take place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 6 April to 12 August 2012.

All donations to this exhibition will be acknowledged and there will be an opportunity for you to attend a private view evening held exclusively for supporters.

You can donate by downloading a pdf version of the leaflet on the right hand of this page, or for further information please contact us.

Generously supported by the Friends of Glasgow Museums and Dunard Fund.

Previous Appeals

Glasgow Life has to date been involved with several high profile direct/public appeals:

  • The Riverside Museum Appeal 
  • The Kelvingrove Art Gallery Refurbishment Appeal
  • The Glasgow Boys Exhibition appeal

Find out more about these appeals> 



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