Berwick’s Burrell Collection new mobile App is released.
Berwick's Burrell Collection new mobile App is now available to download to iPads free from the App Store. The App is the culmination of the 9 month project to celebrate the life of Sir William Burrell and the collection of artworks he donated to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The App holds 13 snippets from the oral history project and a selection of 20 pieces from the Collection with background information on each piece.
Berwick's Burrell Collection Project’s oral history volunteers have interviewed people from North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders who have memories of Sir William and Berwick Museum at the time when he lived at nearby Hutton Castle. The stories all relate to Sir William at the end of his long life (he died at Hutton Castle, aged 96 years in 1958).
Stories include “eccentric” behaviour such as hiding a newly acquired painting behind the bathroom door so that burglars would not find it, but these are counterbalanced with memories of his “marvellous brain” which had helped him to make so much money in his family shipping business.
All full recordings and research will be held by Berwick Record Office for future generations. The App also holds a selection of 20 pieces from the Collection with background information on each piece.
The 'Berwick's Burrell Collection' App is available to download to iPads free from the App Store.
The museum is housed in the historic Berwick Barracks and contains historical town artefacts and part of Sir William Burrel's art collection.