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The Burrell Collection awarded £3 million funding from the UK Government

The Burrell Collection awarded £3 million funding from the UK Government

The UK Government has announced an additional £3 million of funding for The Burrell Collection.

This is borne from many years of campaigning and cultural diplomacy by Glasgow Life and representations to UK and Scottish Government about the national and international significance of Glasgow’s Museums and the city’s collection.

Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life said:

I warmly welcome the announcement of funding from the UK Government for The Burrell Collection, which is borne from many years of campaigning and cultural diplomacy by Glasgow Life and representations to both the UK and Scottish Government about the national and international significance of Glasgow’s Museums and the city’s collection.

When it first opened in 1983, The Burrell Collection was recognised as a bold statement of how Glasgow would reset its global reputation and create social and economic benefits through culture. The museum has gone on to command both international respect and local affection and it has enriched the city socially, culturally and economically.

The funding for The Burrell Collection, contained in the UK Budget, recognises the central role the reopening of this internationally significant museum will have in supporting Glasgow’s economic prosperity and helping attract visitors from around the world to Scotland. It will allow us to welcome back Glaswegians in record numbers as well as help us engage with new audiences and show them why The Burrell Collection is one-of-a-kind and worth their time, interest and lasting understanding and appreciation.