A further £1 million will be invested in the Burrell Collection’s Renaissance project as part of its refurbishment.

Glasgow City Council has agreed to spend £1,589,150 on an audio visual display, at the museum in Pollok Country Park, including a video wall and projection, touchscreens, tablets and computers.

Four different companies will be responsible for carrying out the work on the council’s behalf in a bid to deliver a world-class redisplay of the Burrell Collection.

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The £66m budget for the Burrell Renaissance Project was approved in February 2017 by the council’s then executive committee. This included £15 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project was discussed by the contracts and property committee yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

Councillor Jon Molyneux asked about the sustainability of the project.

He said: “I am conscious buying hardware that consumes electricity means energy performance might have been an issue we could have looked at.

HeraldScotland: Image caption - Central Core, the Burrell Collection. Courtesy John McAslan + Partners

“We could have also looked at end of life arrangements for what is quite a lot of hardware that could be reused or otherwise recycled.

“I was just wondering how any of those sustainability questions were taken into account.”

A council officer told Mr Molyneux that these concerns had already been addressed.

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He said: “We are looking for things to last as long as possible to future proof the museum. We have been working with CGI [an IT and business consulting firm] our network partners who would help us assist with the disposal of electrical appliances.

“They are fully aware of what we want to purchase.”

The Burrell Collection closed to the public in October 2016 and is expected to reopen in spring 2021 following restoration and expansion.