The Burrell Collection: Exploring the tapestry collection

30th Sep - 1st Oct 2022 Payment required 18+ years View map 0141 287 2550 0141 287 2550 Places are limited and available on first come, first served basis. They can be booked via: The Burrell Collection shop in person or by calling 0141 287 2550 and asking to be transferred to the shop, or via the Glasgow Life online shop:

Join us for the first in our new programme of Creative Masterclasses where you can delve deeper into selected areas of the Collection.

First up is an exploration of the Tapestry collection. On Day One, join staff experts and visiting specialists for a series of talks looking at the tapestries and the continued making of tapestries by organisations such as Dovecot Studios.

On Day Two get hands on with master weavers from Dovecot to find out how tapestries are made and create your own mini tapestry.


Friday 30 September

11:00    Arrival and refreshments

11:30    Introduction and Welcome

11:45    Talk 1 – Rebecca Quinton, Research Manager (Art): Tapestries in The Burrell Collection

12:30    Talk 2 – Maggie Dobbie, Textile Conservator: Conserving Tapestries

1:15      Lunch (not provided) and opportunity to visit gallery

2:15      Talk 3 - Helen Wyld, Senior Curator of Historic Textiles, National Museums Scotland

3:00      Talk 4  - Celia Joy, Dovecot Studios: Scotland’s world-renowned tapestry studio

4:00      Finish

Saturday 1 October

10:00    Arrival and refreshments

10.15    Practical session with Master Weavers from Dovecot Studios (materials provided)

12.30    Lunch (not provided) and opportunity to visit gallery

2.30       Practical session continues

4.30       Finish 

You can come to both days or just one – whatever interests you.


Friday 30 September: Talks - £45 per person (£36pp concessions)

Saturday 1 October: Creative Masterclass Practical Day - £95 per person (£76pp concessions).