Cul­ture vul­ture

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The city suf­fered a blow in 2014 when fire de­stroyed part of The Glas­gow School of Art, a sem­i­nal build­ing de­signed by revered lo­cal ar­chi­tect Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh. Tours are sus­pended while it’s be­ing re­stored but vis­i­tors can still learn about the city’s ar­chi­tec­tural and cre­ative her­itage on two new walk­ing tours.

“Glas­gow Style” in­ves­ti­gates the city’s ex­tra­or­di­nary ar­chi­tec­tural di­ver­sity from Vic­to­rian in­flu­ences to Art Nou­veau while “The Glas­gow Mir­a­cle” charts the re­gion’s re­mark­able cre­ative re­gen­er­a­tion through pub­lic art, ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign (www.gsa.ac.uk).

Re­open­ing in July 2006, Kelv­in­grove Art Gallery has be­come Scot­land’s most pop­u­lar free at­trac­tion. With an in­trigu­ingly eclec­tic col­lec­tion, it must be the only mu­seum in the world

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