[WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.311) St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (United Kingdom): World’s first public museum devoted to religion

25-06-2022

(worldkings.org) The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a museum of religion in Glasgow, Scotland. On June 25th, 2022, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art as “World’s first public museum devoted to religion.”

Based on the world record nomination from Europe Records Institute (EURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/865/2022/No.321, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art as “World’s first public museum devoted to religion” on June 25th, 2022.

The museum is located in Cathedral Square, on the lands of Glasgow Cathedral off High Street. It was constructed in 1989 by Ian Begg on the site of a medieval castle-complex, the former residence of the bishops of Glasgow, parts of which can be seen inside the Cathedral and at the People's Palace, Glasgow. The museum building emulates the Scottish Baronial architectural style used for the former bishop's castle.

The museum opened in 1993.

This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century.

Within the museum are four main galleries. The Gallery of Religious Art forms a huge space within the first floor level of the building, which displays a collection of Christian stained glass windows, representations of the Hindu god Shiva, a magnificent Islamic prayer rug made in Turkey in the 1600s, and more.

The first floor wing of the museum forms the Gallery of Religious Life, where an amazing range of artefacts represent a wide variety of aspects of religious life. Here displays focus on the role of religious activity in different aspects of the life cycle.

The Scottish Gallery occupies a large part of the second floor. Here you can find exhibits that tell the fascinating story of how religion has shaped the culture and beliefs of people in the West of Scotland from earliest times to the present day.

According to Wikipedia and undiscoveredscotland.co.uk.


Chris - (Collect and Edit) - WORLDKINGS (Source of photos: Internet)

 

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