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Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

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St. Mungo Museum

Lord Provost Robert Innes (in kilt) and Bailie Tommy Dingwall (second left) with representatives of the different faiths practised in Glasgow at the opening of the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in April 1993. The photograph appeared in Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin.

The building, designed by Ian Begg with Page & Park Architects, stands on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle. The aim of the museum is to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and none. Three main exhibition halls depict Art, World Religions and Religion in Scottish History. The universal themes of life and death and hereafter are presented through evocative images and objects. Attractions include Salvador Dali's worldfamous painting Christ of St John of the Cross and Britain's only authentic Japanese Zen garden.

Reference: Bulletin photographs, Box 11, April 1993

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
Bishop's Castle, Bulletin, Christ of St John of the Cross, exhibitions, faiths, lord provosts, museums, Page & Park Architects, religions, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Zen gardens



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