Moffat Awards Ceremony Lecture: The Renaissance of Museums

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Summary: Lecture given by Mark O'Neill, Head of Arts and Museums, Cultural and Leisure Services, Glasgow City Council. Mark was appointed Head of Glasgow Museums in 1998, the largest civic museum service in the United Kingdom. He began his museum career in Glasgow in 1986, working for a local trust to establish a museum in Springburn. In 1990 he was appointed Keeper of Social History in Glasgow City Council's museum service. His major projects since then include setting up the Open Museum, Glasgow's award-winning outreach service, the St.Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, one of only four museums of religion in the world and the redisplay of the People's Palace. For the past ten years he has been working on the philosophy and funding for the restoration and redisplay of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the most visited museum in Britain outside London. In 2005 he was appointed Head of Arts and Museums for Glasgow City Council.
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Divisions: Strategy > Communications and Public Relations
Copyright holder: Copyright ©2006 Glasgow Caledonian University
Tags: Museums, Glasgow, Glasgow City Council
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Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 15:04
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 16:10
URI: https://edshare.gcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/458

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