People’s Palace, Glasgow to close for major revamp

The People’s Palace in Glasgow, showcasing the city’s social history, will close on 14 April for a major refurbishment of the museum and the Winter Gardens glasshouse. A ‘last chance to see’ exhibition is now on; the work is expected to take 16 months. [@glasgowmuseums]

Dark tourism, darker history: exploring museums of crime

If you want to know more about your criminal ancestors, there are an increasing number of museums catering to your needs, as Nell Darby explores. Dark tourism is the act of travelling to sites that are associated with death, tragedy or crime. As such, dark tourism has been increasingly analysed by academics, drawing parallels between … Read more

The shaming of Madeleine Smith

In 19th century Scotland, one criminal case shocked the country, and also highlighted issues of gender and class, writes Nell Darby. She was a young woman from the wealthy, educated class of Glasgow society – one who had a bright future ahead of her, in demand as a potential wife, and the life and soul … Read more