23 May 2023

Named after the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell who donated the majority of his family’s art collection to the city in 1944, the museum spans 6000 years of history. In the year following its reopening, the Burrell Collection welcomed over 500,000 visitors and contributed an economic impact of £20 million for Glasgow.

Responding to the announcement, the chair of Glasgow Life Bailie Annette Christie said: “The opening of The Burrell Collection in 1983 was the first demonstration of Glasgow’s commitment to culture-led regeneration. The benefits associated with accessing culture are tangible and the deep joy it can bring is visible every day at the reimagined Burrell Collection.”

Judged by a panel of artists, historians, and authors, the winner will be announced on July 12.

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