The Colonial Merchants of Glasgow: Townhouses and Landed Estates
Gallery of Modern Art
Friday 9th October, 2015
1pm - 3pm
This talk traces the development of Glasgow’s New Town, an area now known as the Merchant City. Tobacco lords, sugar princes and slave-owners influenced the development of the burgeoning city, including urban layout and architectural design in large Palladian mansions. This talk also examines the merchants’ landed estates located around areas of greater Glasgow.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephen Mullen, University of Glasgow
Gallery of Modern Art, 1 Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AZ
Cost: Free event but places are limited, booking is essential.
For more information contact: Nadia@crer.org.uk or call 0141 418 6530
Gallery of Modern Art - Royal Exchange Square Glasgow G1 3AH GB