In this short film you will discover some of the fascinating objects held in the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre from art to natural history, archaeology to world cultures. Join us on this trip behind the scenes of one of Europe’s biggest open museum stores and discover some of the treasures that this amazing building holds.
GMRC is the store for the museums’ collections when they are not on display at our venues.
It is a vast building with rooms full of fantastic objects, from animals to armour, fine art to fossils, and much, much more. The main collections stored here are Art and Painting, Arms and Armour, Natural History, Technology and World Cultures.
The 17 purpose-built and environmentally controlled storage ‘pods’ house around 1.4 million objects. In fact, only 2% of our collections are on display and the majority of these objects are stored here.