Glasgow showcases its culture and heritage to European cities this week
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Glasgow showcases its culture and heritage to European cities this week

GLASGOW’s culture and heritage are showcased to European city delegates this week

The city has been selected as one of 10 places of innovative practices by the European Heritage Hub for best practices.

The cities were selected for their contribution to the green, digital and social transformation of society.

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Glasgow was selected from 40 applications from 33 cities/regions across Europe.

The award-winning Burrell Renaissance Collection project in Glasgow and the renovation of the Pollok Park Stables and Sawmill were chosen as examples.

(Photo: Colin Mearns)

EHH delegates are visiting both sites today.

The city is hosting the first knowledge exchange this week to share its practices and policies with other cities in Europe.

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Annette Christie, Head of Culture, Sport and International Relations at Glasgow City Council, said: “It is a real privilege for Glasgow to host the first European Heritage Hub Knowledge Exchange, and it is great to see the city recognised as one of Europe’s leading cities for best practice in local cultural heritage.

“Today we will be showcasing this practice to our visitors in nine other European cities as part of the Burrell Collection Renaissance project – Europe’s Museum of the Year 2023 – and ongoing work at Pollok Stables and Sawmill to develop a net-zero carbon ‘living’ heritage centre, community and visitor attraction, based around the famous Clydesdale horses.”

The other cities chosen are: Gyumri (Armenia), Ostend (Belgium), Nantes (France), Chalandri (Greece), Zabrze (Poland), Guimarães (Portugal), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Barcelona (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden).

Delegates will also hear about plans to renovate the People’s Palace and the Winter Gardens.