Compassion in Crisis - The fascinating story of 80 years of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow

The fascinating story of the volunteers of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow is being told at a new exhibition in the community exhibition space at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum!

Compassion in Crisis - The fascinating story of 80 years of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow

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3rd Oct 2019 to 31st Jan 2020
Open Monday - Thursday & Saturday 10am to 5pm and Friday & Sunday 11am to 5pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AG
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From collecting salvage and distributing ration books during the Second World War to supporting the emergency services at the Lockerbie disaster and running lunch and social clubs, the volunteers of Royal Voluntary Service have, for over 80 years, always been there to offer comfort and compassion in crisis.
 
Now, the fascinating story of the volunteers of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow is being told at a new exhibit in the community exhibition space at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
 
Compassion in Crisis chronicles eight decades of Royal Voluntary Service in the city, from its very beginnings, when the women of Glasgow Women’s Voluntary Services (WVS) supported the Home Front to help win the war, to the vital role its volunteers play today.
 
Through a collection of documents, photographs, objects and film from Royal Voluntary Service’s Heritage Collection [and the modern day], Compassion in Crisis recounts how the organisation was founded to help civilians in the event of Air Raids, but ended up doing so much more.

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