Whose Footsteps? Mapping Glasgow’s Imperial Past in Kelvingrove

Spooner, R. (2018) Whose Footsteps? Mapping Glasgow’s Imperial Past in Kelvingrove. [Performance]

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Abstract

'Whose Footsteps? Mapping Glasgow's Imperial Past in Kelvingrove' is a critical heritage walking tour of Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow's West End. Using walking as a tool for conversation, dialogue and engagement with place, it addresses the ‘hidden’ histories of slavery, colonialism and imperialism embedded in Glasgow’s built environment and museum collections. This ongoing project was first developed with the support of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights, Scotland’s leading anti-racism campaigning body. It has been a popular feature of Black History Month in Scotland and the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival since 2018. In 2019 it was awarded most Inspiring Educational Contribution by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and the Scottish Civic Trust, a testament to its success at increasing public engagement with and understandings of the history and heritage of empire and its ongoing legacies.

Item Type:Performance
Performance Type:Other
Keywords:Walking, heritage, Glasgow, empire, slavery.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Spooner, Dr Rosie
Authors: Spooner, R.
Subjects:A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
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