Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street, G1 1LQ
Niall Murphy, Deputy Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust, tells the story of the Glasgow Cenotaph and Sir JJ Burnet’s understated design came about.
Please note the talk lasts approximately 50 mins. The talk will take a closer look at Sir JJ Burnet’s subtle design for the Glasgow Cenotaph with its superb sculpture by Ernest Gillick. The talk will demonstrate how the Glasgow Cenotaph fits into Sir JJ Burnet's oeuvre and seek to illustrate how it fits into the hierarchy and sequence of war memorials Burnet produced for the Imperial War Graves commission amongst others. The talk will also touch on other proposals to commemorate the ‘Great War’, explain the debate over its location within the square, discuss conservation issues such as the condition of the memorial and attempt to ascertain people’s views as to whether or not the listing status of the Glasgow Cenotaph should be raised from a 'B' to an ‘A’.
Fri 14th, 1pm; 50 minutes
Booking essential - http://www.glasgowheritage.org.uk
Parking: Available at Q-Park at Candleriggs
Accessibility info: Our main door is at pavement level on Bell Street. There is one non-automatic door, opening inwards at the entrance, measuring 93cm / 36.5 inches wide. The door is usually locked, with access gained via a buzzer which is 153cm / 60 inches off the ground.
The offices are level and wheelchair accessible throughout and on a single floor. The floor is hard wood flooring in the main office/gallery space and a mixture of non-slip vinyl and carpet in our events space / meeting room.
The main desk has a lowered section which is 76cm / 30 inches high.
There are two small tables and seating at the front of the offices in the window.
Our events space has removable seats and wheelchair spaces can be created without advance notice.
We welcome trained assistance dogs. If your assistance dog needs a break, ask us for a bowl of water.
Circulation space is at least 120cm / 47 inches wide in most places.
There is one accessible toilet in our events space, with level access and handrails. The doors are 93cm / 36.5 inches wide. The transfer space is to the left hand side and measures 83cm / 32.5 inches in width. A further non-accessible toilet is located in the office space. Both the toilets have non-slip flooring.
Staff have first aid training, please ask for assistance if required.
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