Message from the Chair – 13 April 2021

Dear fellow members ~

I hope you had a happy Easter and, not withstanding pin-dots of snow last weekend, are getting ready for better weather – and greater freedom to enjoy it!

Our lecture tomorrow, Wednesday 14th April, will be presented by Dr Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald at the College of Arms in London. Heraldry is all around us, but what is the meaning behind the designs? In ‘Heraldry and Antiquity: Classical Dimensions in a Medieval Art Form’, Clive will show how institutions and individuals have turned to ancient imagery to proclaim their status on their coats of arms.

Everyone is welcome, so if you have not already received the Zoom link by email, do please contact us at gafasmember@outlook.com.

As usual, we will get together from 10am to say hello (and admire new haircuts, perhaps?), then begin promptly at 10:30. I hope very much that you will join us.

My very best wishes,


Welcome to the Glasgow Antiques and Fine Art Society, known as GAFAS, an independent art organisation, founded in 1972, with a membership of 650. Meetings are held monthly on Wednesdays at 10.30am, in the Strathclyde Suite of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, from September to June, excluding January.

Distinguished lecturers are invited from all parts of the United Kingdom, to present talks on a wide range of antique or contemporary art topics.   An Annual Outing is held in May, to visit a venue of outstanding national or international artistic importance.

New Members are very welcome, and may apply online or by post, as detailed on the ‘Become a Member’ page.


Header & footer images photographed for GAFAS from objects in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum