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£16k award to Glasgow Life for First World War Exhibition

Glasgow Life has secured over £16,000 for a Glasgow Museums project which will work with city schools to commemorate the First World War.

The exhibition was among six new projects to receive a total of £50k funding from Museums Galleries Scotland, with Glasgow Life receiving the largest sum of £16,700.

Glasgow Life will work closely with the city’s schools, as well as Glasgow’s twin cities Nuremberg and Marseille, to bring to life artworks by First World War soldiers. The schools chosen to participate in the project will allow engagement with a diverse demographic, including new arrival families fleeing conflict.

Head of Glasgow Museums Duncan Dornan said: “We are delighted to secure this award from Museums Galleries Scotland First World War Commemoration Fund. It enables Glasgow Museums to continue our programme of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

“We’re currently developing a substantial temporary exhibition to be hosted at Kelvingrove Museum from September 2018 until early 2019, the working title for which is Brushes with War.

“The display will showcase up to 200 drawings and paintings never seen in Europe before. Each has been drawn by a serving soldier, sailor or airmen, from a wide variety of countries.”

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