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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

Photo credit: Thomas Nugent, CC BY-SA 2.0 (source: Geograph)

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venues and exhibitions are closed until further notice. We recommend checking with the venues' own websites for up-to-date information. Renfrewshire Council’s Paisley Museum and Art Galleries houses one of the largest municipal art collections in Scotland. The Museum holds the collections of Renfrewshire Council and the Paisley Art Institute Collection, held by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries. The painting collections consist of over 800 works. Paisley Museum opened in 1871 in a purpose-built building designed by the well known Glasgow architect John Honeyman. The art collection has an emphasis on late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Scottish artists including work by the Glasgow School and the Scottish Colourists. The contemporary collection includes work by artists such as Steven Campbell and the Paisley-born writer and artist John Byrne. The Art Galleries in Paisley Museum contain a regularly changing programme of exhibitions some of which include works from the collection. A selection of paintings related to Renfrew is on display at Renfrew Museum and Town Hall. Renfrewshire Council continues to actively collect historic and contemporary art work. Not all paintings are on permanent display but can be viewed by appointment. The museum will be closed until late 2022 for refurbishment.

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries is managed by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Council Collections

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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2BA Scotland

ram.els@renfrewshire.gov.uk

0300 300 1210

https://www.renfrewshireleisure.com/paisleymuseum/

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  • 29 October 2020

    This week's 'Then' image is of a statue of King Solomon above 20 High Street and marks the site of a former Masonic Hall. An interesting architectural curiosity in the High Street. From the Heritage Centre collection > https://t.co/wU1AY4bEIz https://t.co/xqptIsv51A