Me and the Burrell collection

In 1971, I was a young-ish architect working for Sir Frank Mears and Partners, and architecture and town planning practice in Edinburgh.  When the competition to design the new Burrell exhibition gallery was announced, so with a fellow architect I entered the competition to design the new gallery in Pollock…

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A silk Paisley shawl

Last autumn, before everything went pear-shape, we answered a telephone call from a lady in southern Ayrshire, who explained they have lived since 1970, but were now leaving:  she had a room filled with everything that they didn’t feel able to take with them.  It included lace, textiles, China, churns,…

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