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The Collection

Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. It focuses on the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century.

The objects on display illuminate a small part of their ordinary and extraordinary lives. In addition to the museum galleries, the building encompasses an archive room, stores, retail outlet and a separate area for temporary exhibitions.

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Object in Focus
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Red & Blue Chair
Date: 1923
Red & Blue Chair
This chair belonged to Scottish poet, Ian Hamilton Finlay. The Red and Blue Chair was designed in 1917 by Dutch architect and designer, Gerrit Rietveld. The chair’s primary colour scheme was not added until 1923 when Rietveld was influenced by the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl, a style that favoured geometric forms and primary colours. His design was exhibited in the Bauhaus that same year. The Chair has been kindly donated to the museum by Alec Finlay.
Object in Focus