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I Know What I Like

GLASGOW'S Kelvingrove Museum holds one of the world’s great municipal collections. Among its jaw-dropping range of exhibits there’s everything from a stuffed weasel to a complete Spitfire aircraft, but importantly it also holds much of the city’s enviable art collection.

I spent two of my primary school years in Glasgow in the late 1960s. Once a fortnight my class was taken by bus to Kelvingrove. Inside the museum we descended to the education room, located deep in the basement. The museums staff then gave us a short introduction to something - minerals, perhaps, or dinosaurs or Ancient Egypt (my favourite) or suits of armour - and we were then let loose with worksheets to learn from the exhibits themselves.

They were a cunning lot, the museum staff, though their intentions were of the noblest. The art collection was housed on the upstairs floor. We’d shown no indication of wanting to go and see it, wee workingclass Glesca scallywags that we were, but the museum staff were careful to urge us not to go on the top floor. We weren’t allowed to see the art. It was forbidden. A few weeks later, though, they suggested that if we were good, if we worked hard at the next couple of sessions we might be allowed to go and see the paintings and sculptures on our last visit of term.

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