Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Date

23 August 2016

Location

Bridge Lane, Perth
NO 11972 23814; 56.39833°N, 3.42776°W

Information

With its roots dating back to the founding of the Antiquarian Society of Perth in 1784, Perth Museum and Art Gallery is one of the oldest museums in the UK. The museum owns a collection of more than half a million items. The museum building, originally known as The Monument, was designed by amateur architect David Morison (c1792-1855), who was Secretary of the Perth’s Literary and Antiquarian Society. The building opened in 1824 and was donated by the Society to the city of Perth in 1915 on the condition that it remained in use as a public museum or library. An extension, designed by Perth architects Smart Stewart Mitchell, to the original building was completed in 1935.

Further Reading

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Socrates (unknown sculptor)

Socrates (unknown sculptor)

Diana the Huntress

Diana the Huntress

Dante Alighieri (unknown sculptor)

Dante Alighieri (unknown sculptor)

Apollo (unknown sculptor)

Apollo (unknown sculptor)

Classical bust of an elderly man, possibly Hesiod

Classical bust of an elderly man, possibly Hesiod

Neoclassical figure of an unknown woman

Neoclassical figure of an unknown woman

Michelangelo Buonarroti (unknown sculptor)

Michelangelo Buonarroti (unknown sculptor)

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