Glasgow, Scotland: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Dr. Irene Mariani
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Glasgow is a lesser-known Scottish city, but one that is well worthy of exploring. In this lecture, we will delve into the history of the city, discuss the top 10 highlights, and pick up some travel tips for a future visit. We will explore some of Glasgow’s landmarks, including the medieval Cathedral, the University, the mural trail, and the Necropolis cemetery. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the Willow Tea Rooms will give us the chance to appreciate the city’s architecture and art collections, from the Glasgow Boys to the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The river Clyde and the Riverside Museum will give us the opportunity to dive into the history of Glasgow and see how it developed from a provincial town into a major industrial city.
Led by an expert on Renaissance art and history, Irene Mariani, this lecture will introduce the history and highlights of Glasgow. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the history and architecture of Scotland's biggest city.
Irene specialised in Italian Renaissance Art and her doctoral thesis looked at the artistic patronage of the Vespucci family in fifteenth-century Florence. She was an intern at the Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and collaborated with the Education Department of the National Galleries of Scotland. Irene currently teaches History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh stole her heart and it is now her second home.