BURRELL COLLECTION: Preparation & Conservation of Exhibits

Full length video

This film is in copyright

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Find similar films






Related films

1976 | col | sound
1971 | col | sound
1978 | col | silent
1975 | col | silent
1976 | col | sound

Please read Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information and Using footage for more information about accessing this film.

Title: BURRELL COLLECTION: Preparation & Conservation of Exhibits

Reference number: 10179

Date: 1978c

Director: filmed by Louise Annand

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.14 mins

Description: This educational film records preparation and conservation work on exhibits for the Burrell Collection as well as capturing the new building under construction in Pollok Country Park.

Note: The date of this film is an estimate. The film is dated from the Kodak stock as 1977*. Construction work began on the site in 1978. This film could have therefore been filmed anytime from 1978 onwards (with the Burrell officially opening in 1983).

Credits: [opening credits]
Glasgow Schools Museum Service
Scottish Educational Media Association

[end credits]
Information - The Keeper of the Burrell Collection and his staff
voice Robert Horn
produced by Louise Annand, David Millar, David Collins

Shotlist: [title and opening credits]; images of the construction of the Burrell Gallery in Pollok Park; music and commentary: “… was chosen by competition in 1973 … work was begun in 1978 on the site… Camphill house had been transformed into offices and conservation rooms …”; shots of conservation workers repairing and cleaning items from the collection; images showing: the cleaning of a wooden statue covered in paint and gold gilt, water cleaning of a tapestry, sewing repairs on a tapestry, brush cleaning of a small tapestry, applying gauze to raised fabric flower petals; cleaning and repair of a cracked ceramic glazed bowl, repair of a damaged glasspane from a stained glass window, cleaning of very large metal-backed wooden set of doors, remaking of damaged wooden fretwork on a wood door, stone windows repaired and set into the fabric of the new Burrell collection building, ecs (16.14)