Over the course of his 26-year tenure as curator, Morris Young oversaw how Paisley Museum developed and played an key role in its history.Read More
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The museum collection consists of over 350,000 objects representing the richness and diversity of Paisley.
The Recognised Collection of National Significance includes 1200 Paisley shawls – unrivaled anywhere in the world, working looms, pattern and design books, and weaving technology. We also have one of the best collections of 20th century studio ceramics in Scotland and in the top ten of British collections. The Observatory houses a collection of late 19th century astronomical equipment and the Fine Art collection includes paintings by the Glasgow Boys, many of whom had a connection with Paisley such as Sir John Lavery.
The National Audit of Scotland’s Museums and Galleries (2002), identified the collection as Scotland’s 8th largest collection of international, UK and national significance.
Learn more about the Paisley Museum Shawl Collection with a series of videos curated by OneRen.