Preview the temporary exhibition ‘Coming into View: The Photographs of Eric Watt’ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum with marvellous images, that are ghosts of Glasgow past taken decades ago. Afterward, tour old shopfronts and ghost signs with Ghost Signs of Glasgow on a leisurely West End walk.
Ghost Signs are tangible evidence of the world that Eric Watt loved to capture on film. They are fading signs that represent a business or establishment that no longer exists. The Ghost Signs of Glasgow project tracks down, researches and archives these ephemeral and fast disappearing historic signs around the city. We excavate the social history and social memory surrounding the signs, creating an archive that helps us to better understand and learn about Glasgow’s economic and cultural history, and about the architectural, social and cultural atmosphere of the Glasgow to which these signs belong. Our popular walking tours showcase some of the fascinating stories we have unearthed about the ghost signs around Glasgow'
Book FREE tickets for your preferred date here. (Sunday 19th June or Saturday 25th June)
Rendezvous at the Kelvingrove enquiry desk in the main hall for 13.50 p.m. for a brief exhibition introduction beginning at 14.00 p.m. prompt, followed by Ghost Signs of Glasgow Walking Tour of the West End. Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather, and comfortable footwear!
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow G3 8AG, UK