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Message from the Chair – 22 September 2020

Dear members ~
Welcome to the 2020-21 season of GAFAS. We are still in worrying times, with prolonged constraints taking their toll on everyone: the Committee and I hope the start of our new programme of lectures delivered by Zoom will help to boost your spirits, transporting us safely to other places and times for a short while each month.
I am very conscious that not everyone is able to join us online; however, we are off to a positive start with 140 people already signed up for tomorrow’s lecture, 23 September, on The Egyptian Sarcophagus of Pabasa in Kelvingrove Museum, by John Rattenbury. If you would like to join us and have not yet signed up, please email gafasmember@outlook.com and you will receive the link to participate via Zoom.
Please note: the meeting will be open from 10am and, to ensure smooth running, will be locked from 10:30 – so please make sure you are online and sitting comfortably by then!
The AGM will take place by Zoom after our next lecture on 14 October, A Hungarian Metropolis: Art and Culture in Budapest by Gavin Plumley.
Of course we will all miss the pleasure of meeting in the Concert Hall, but for the time being, we’ll do our best to keep the GAFAS community together through the shared experience of online talks. I’m looking forward tremendously to joining you via Zoom!
Stay safe and well.
My warmest wishes,
Virginia Hewitt

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.

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