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Glasgow Museum to host angel exhibition

The Angel by Edward Burne-Jones

A free exhibition about angels is set to open at a museum in Glasgow.

St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art will play host to “Heavenly Creatures: Angels in Faith, History and Popular Culture” from early October until 17 April 2016.

Audiences will be encouraged to discover the many ways angels are represented all around us; as well as how they have been portrayed through sacred writings, traditions, art and popular culture.

Harry Dunlop, the exhibition curator said: “I hope visitors will bring their own interpretations and experiences or empathise with the human stories told through the display. This exhibition is the result of different conversations about angels with people of faith and of none.”

Paintings, sculpture, stained-glass, photographs and other objects will be on display in addition to an accompanying series of talks, events and films for adults and families.

Many people believe angels have the power to protect and guard individuals while on earth and when they have passed away.

The display goes on to consider angels of light and darkness, representing good and evil.

The exhibition also reflects upon the concept of angels as guardians, healers and guides.

The award-winning St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art, named after Glasgow’s patron saint, is home to inspiring displays of artifacts and stunning works of art exploring the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and across time.

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