Aberdeen Art Gallery during the 1920s subject of talk

21 April 2010

A talk which will reveal how two men drove forward changes to Aberdeen Art Gallery during the 1920s will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 28 April at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

Aberdeen City Council's assistant keeper of fine art Ann Steed will examine how Sir James Murray [chairman] and Harry Townend [director] of the Art Gallery during 1920s paved the way for the expansion of the gallery, which included an extension to the original building.

The talk will also consider how Sir James Murray enhanced the gallery's collections through the purchases he made as chairman and by the gifts he donated from his own collections.

The talk will last approximately 30 minutes and forms part of the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of Aberdeen Art Gallery.