Kelvingrove Museum reopens with new tribal peoples display

July 10, 2006

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow reopened this morning with a new interactive display on tribal peoples, developed in association with Survival.

The display, aimed at teenagers, features the stories of six different 21st-century tribes, including the Ayoreo, the Bushmen, the Innu and the Jarawa.

Patricia Allan, curator for ethnography at the museum, said today, 'We want teenagers to connect with tribal peoples through this display, and to understand that they are as contemporary as anyone else. All the people who speak through this display have their own compelling stories to tell, and challenges to overcome. Survival International's direct personal contact with tribal peoples has really helped us bring their stories to life'.

Kelvingrove is the most visited museum in Britain outside London, attracting more than one million visitors per year. It reopened today following major restoration and refurbishment.