Message from the Chair – 14 February 2021

Hello everyone ~
Welcome to cold and snowy February, month of Valentine cards and vaccinations. I hope by now all who are eligible have had the latter, or notification of an appointment at least – and if you have received the former, so much the better!
Although progress with the vaccine delivery is encouraging, it remains unclear when restrictions will ease, and unlikely that large indoor gatherings will be possible in the immediate future. We therefore intend to continue presenting lectures by Zoom for the rest of this 2020-21 programme, until June. Of course it will be a welcome bonus if we can return to the Concert Hall before then; please keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for updates.
In the meantime, this Wednesday, 17 February, we have the opportunity to become digital armchair travellers to remarkable museums in Europe and America, with Professor Andrew Hopkins’ lecture on ‘The Guggenheims – a Dynasty of Art Collectors’; the story of a family who became a brand name.
Everyone who has signed up for our online lectures should receive the Zoom link by email. If you would like to join us, do get in touch at gafasmember@outlook.com; we currently have over 200 logging in each month and more are always welcome. Warm up, coffee and chat from 10am; kick off at 10:30 sharp – I hope you’ll be there!
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