When looking for examples of effective partnership working within the Scottish museum sector, you don’t have to look much further than Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. The mixed-use facility continues to be developed in partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow University and the National Library of Scotland. Within those organisations Glasgow Life, The Hunterian and the Moving Image and Sound Archive have worked together to integrate their collections in one space, where the community of Glasgow and beyond can access them.
The model for Kelvin Hall is something new to our sector in Scotland, which is why we went to speak to some of the partners and find out more about the project. Professor David Gaimster, Director of The Hunterian and Ruth Washbrook, Head of the Moving Image and Sound Collection at NLS, talked about how their teams are working together and what can be gained from partnership working.