A leading Scottish auction house is joining forces with Glasgow's Burrell Collection to raise money for the city's museums.

The weekend of events with Lyon & Turnbull, on April 25 and 26, will help raise money for the £66m revamp of the Burrell Collection museum.

The weekend's events at the Burrell Collection, in Pollok Park, will concentrate on Chinese art, which was of great interest to Sir William Burrell, who gifted his collection to Glasgow in 1944.

The Saturday will feature specialist lectures and guided gallery tours, while on Sunday the public can bring their artwork or antiques and have them appraised by experts.

Tickets will be on sale for £10 and visitors will be charged £5 for a valuation.

Councillor Archie Graham, the chair of Glasgow Life, which run's the city's museums and galleries, said: "This promises to be a fascinating weekend, where not only can you find out more about Chinese art - one of Sir William's greatest interests - but there will be special tours and an opportunity to find out if that old painting or trinket in the attic is actually a lost treasure.

"We're delighted to be working with Lyon & Turnbull on this event at a time when the city has just committed to the next step in transforming the Burrell Collection with a major refurbishment and redisplay of the gallery - creating a home worthy of the world-class status of Sir William's incredible gift."

Also on offer will be a guided tour of the Burrell Collection stores with Dr Yupin Chung, Curator of Chinese & Far Eastern Civilisations.

The lecture programme will feature specialists from the Chinese Art world.

Jacqueline Simcox, published author and world authority on Chinese textiles will speak on Chinese Imperial and court costume, and she will be joined by Nixi Cura, co-founder of the Arts of China Consortium at New York University.

Lee Young, head of the Asian art department at Lyon & Turnbull and Dr Yupin Chung, curator of Chinese & Far Eastern Civilisations at The Burrell Collection will also speak.

Mr Young said: "It's always an exciting day for us as we never know what we are going to see, and the discoveries we are going to make.

"While the weekend will celebrate Chinese art, our expertise on Sunday will not be limited to this one discipline and we are delighted to be able to offer valuations for all manner of art and antiques."