In the 1820s, James Audubon declared his ambition to paint every bird species living in North America. The result, ‘Birds of America’, is a monumental piece of work. Very few complete volumes remain today, and Paisley Museum is one of the few institutions to hold
OneRen is curating a series of talks in February and March telling the stories of the museum's world-class shawl collection. Paisley’s textile collection unfolds Paisley’s industrial heritage, from its humble beginnings to its global success and its tragic decline.
Renfrewshire Leisure, the organisation that operates and manages Paisley Museum on behalf of the Renfrewshire Council, has changed its name to OneRen.
Recently shared in a BBC article, the rediscovery of a Corozal model by Paisley Museum staff brought to light a dredger ship that helped dig the Panama Canal in the early twentieth century.
We are pleased to say that renovation works are well underway. Scaffolding is up; stonework repairs have begun; balconies, floors, and walls have been altered and excavation works have taken place to begin the works that will significantly improve future accessibility.
Museum Galleries Scotland has awarded Paisley Museum a grant of £60,000 to help protect and conserve our world-class collection of shawls.
The building work starting has been hailed as a significant step forward in the Paisley Museum Reimagined project, which should be completed by late 2022 and reopened to the public in 2023.
A key aim of Paisley Museum Reimagined is to deliver a community resource at the heart of Paisley’s local life with an increased feeling of community ownership. To help achieve this, the project team had nearly 70 in-depth conversations with local groups.
Paisley Museum is part of a bigger story. Find out how Future Paisley is using Paisley’s culture and heritage to regenerate the town.
Paisley Museum Reimagined Patron and designer Dr Pam Hogg leads call for Paisley-patterned items for museum display
Led by Dr Pam Hogg, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Paisley Museum by asking members of the public to share their historic or contemporary, high-fashion or functional items that featured the iconic Paisley-patterned teardrop motif.