Sunday, 19 July 2009

12 July 2009 - Burrell Collection

William Burrell's family were in the ship building industry. From a young age William began collecting things and basically didn't stop collecting. He amassed an amazing range of items now housed in this purpose built gallery and museum. The Burrell Gallery was designed and built around 1972 thanks to 3 architects Barry Gasson, Brit Andresen and John Meunier. The building has often been named as one of the top buildings and it is easy to see why. It is also a lovely building to wander around in; it's huge, yet it seems to successfully section off into smaller more intimate areas where Burrell's collection is displayed. His collection is so big it is impossible to display it in it's entirety. As a result they change exhibits regularly. One exhibit that has never failed to make the collection.... although from memory he does move about a bit in the gallery...... is the famous scuplture The Thinker by Rodin.

The Burrell Collection is full of great things but here are a few Andrew snapped........ including of course a suit of armour! Personally I like the Degas paintings. Also spot the Cezanne.

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