Waking up the Burrell

Trying Harder In the modern era there is a certain challenge of waking up historical artefacts in major collections to an increased level of perception. This process is quite evident in the recent makeover of the Burrell Collection housed in Glasgow, which first was opened in an imposing modern building in 1983 and which after… Continue reading Waking up the Burrell

First Folio at Mount Stuart

The 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s first folio has been marked in various ways wherever such volumes exist.  This typically has  carried a celebratory tone, by way of remembering a notable work as Ben Johnson confirmed in his dedication in the first folio that the Bard’s work was  ‘for all ages’. Around 50… Continue reading First Folio at Mount Stuart