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Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasures

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
14 September 2019 – Spring 2020 
FREE entry

See some of the wonderful porcelain, bronze and Jade from the Chinese Dynastic periods collected by Sir William Burrell, including Tang Dynasty tomb guardian figures, elaborate forms of ritual bronzes that are more than 2,500 years old and a rare Ming Dynasty blue-and-white tankard.

Image: Detail of a porcelain dish from the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty, 1662-1722 depicting three ladies playing checkers.

With kind support from the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow. 


Tour and Loans Programme


The Burrell Collection: A voyage to impressionism. Vision of a great ship owner-collector was on display at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, until 30 June 2019. The exhibition was previously on show at the Museum of Art, Ehime until 24 March 2019.

USA and Canada

Degas' The Rehearsal will be on display at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC in the exhibition Degas at the Opera between 1 March - 28 June 2020.

Two textiles Verdure with the Arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and The Luttrell Table Carpet will be on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York between 5 October 2020 – 10 Jan 2021, followed by the Cleveland Museum of Art between 21 February – 16 May 2021.

The Wagner Garden Carpet was on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston until 10 February 2019. It is next due to be shown at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto from March 2020.

Holland and Germany

Rembrandt's Self Portrait was on display at Schloss Wilhelmshöne in Kassel, from 12 April - 11 August 2019. It was previously on display at the Fries Museum, Leeuwarden until 17 March 2019.


Two pastels by Degas are currently on loan to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris: Women in a Theatre Box and Three Dancers feature in the exhibition Degas at the Opera and will be on display between 23 September 2019 – 19 January 2020.


The Thinker by Rodin for the tour of Rodin: Rethinking the fragment was on display at New Art Gallery in Walsall, 2 February - 28 April 2019.

Nocturne: Grey and Gold, Westminster Bridge by Whistler was on display at Tate Britain in London from 27 March - 11 August 2019.