10 February – 4 March 2018-Reid Ground Floor Corridor

Fifty years ago, the last great Clyde-built passenger liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, left the River Clyde at the beginning of what turned out to be a highly successful and lengthy career as a trans-Atlantic liner and cruise ship. This exhibition focuses on the design of the ship and its interiors – which represented a high point for British post-war design and involved a number of very significant British architects, industrial, interior and graphic designers. Through imagery, text and ephemera, a notable ‘Clyde-built’ design achievement is celebrated. This exhibition is curated by Bruce Peter, Professor in Design History at The Glasgow School of Art.

Professor Bruce Peter’s research relates mainly to architecture and design for transport and leisure and entertainment. His PhD investigated relationships between architecture of pleasure and the modern movement in the inter-war era. Subsequent research has examined the design and material culture of cruise ships, ro-ro ferries and container shipping and logistics.
To find out more about Peter’s research please click here and Radar profile here.

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