THE fourth Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair will be staged at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, after a relocation from the Old Fruitmarket.

It will take place at the museum on May 11, 12 and 13, and will feature dozens of galleries, artists and print makers.

Organiser Gerry Muldoon, of GM Events, said: "We see the move to Kelvingrove as one which will take the event to the next level for a number of reasons.

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"For exhibitors, there will be additional space within the marquee that will be sited within the grounds while visitors can take advantage of ample car parking in addition to the café and restaurant within the Art Gallery."

Prices will range from around £50 to more than £10,000.

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AN exhibition by the National Museums of Scotland will tour Scotland this year.

The Scotland’s Early Silver exhibition, currently on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, shows how silver, not gold, became the most important precious metal in Scotland over the course of the first millennium AD.

Now it is to tour to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, Banff in Aberdeenshire and Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway.

The tour is supported by The Glenmorangie Company.

A new phase of the long partnership between the company and the museum, which is now entering its tenth year, will see research focus move on from the first millennium AD to examine the archaeological evidence from the 9th to 12th centuries.

This will enable researchers to explore objects and evidence of the period, bringing new knowledge and research techniques to bear on a critical period in Scottish history.

The announcement coincides with the appointment of a new holder of the post of Glenmorangie Research Fellow, working within the Museum’s Department of Scottish History and Archaeology.

Dr Adrián Maldonado is a graduate in medieval history from Harvard University, with a PhD in medieval archaeology from the University of Glasgow.

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