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This event will explore the material and social legacy of mega-events through the narrative of The Golden Tenement.


The Golden Tenement Talk

50 – 68 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QH
Sunday 20 July, 4 – 6pm
In association with Glasgow Museums

This event explored the material and social legacy of mega-events through the narrative of The Golden Tenement. A talk by Neil McGuire and Marianne Anderson positioned this new souvenir for Glasgow alongside a special selection of politically and socially motivated ‘souvenir’ objects from throughout history, highlighting particular objects from the collection of Glasgow Museums.

Fiona Hayes

Fiona Hayes has been Curator of Social History at Glasgow Museums since 1998, based at the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. She is responsible for the collections related to Glasgow’s social and local history with emphasis on the period from the eighteenth century to the present. Her remit covers Glasgow civic history, leisure and popular culture, politics and popular protest, community history, topography including photography, domestic and personal life, working life and women’s history.

She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and holds a postgraduate diploma in Museum Studies (specialising in social and industrial history) from the University of Leicester. She has been an Associate of the Museums Association since 1993 and is a member of the Social History Curators Group.

This event has now taken place.


Event Slideshow

The Golden Tenement Talk

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