Reading Govan Old: interpretative challenges and aspirations

Driscoll, S. (2016) Reading Govan Old: interpretative challenges and aspirations. In: Hunter, F. and Sheridan, A. (eds.) Ancient Lives: Object, People and Place in Early Scotland. Essays for David V. Clarke on his 70th Birthday. Sidestone Press: Leiden, pp. 73-91. ISBN 9789088903755

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Abstract

This paper explores the conceptual and strategic issues raised during the transformation of Govan Old church into a heritage attraction and community cultural centre. This exceptionally important Gothic revival church houses the largest collection of early medieval sculpture that is not in state care in Scotland. The quality and depth of Govan’s cultural assets and its historical traditions provide great interpretative opportunities, but come with great expectations. Govan is in the early stages of post-industrial urban regeneration and the church has been identified as its prime cultural resource. So the success of the transformation of Govan Old has the potential to have a significant influence on the future growth and prosperity of the community.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Driscoll, Professor Stephen
Authors: Driscoll, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Sidestone Press
ISBN:9789088903755
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Sidestone Press
First Published:First published in Ancient Lives: Object, People and Place in Early Scotland. Essays for David V. Clarke on his 70th Birthday pp. 73-91
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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