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Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

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The Peace Cairn was erected for the 1938 Empire Exhibition and has numerous shaped blocks of stone within it, on which are engraved the names of the organisations and clans from near and far that attended the exhibition, who were deeply concerned with the possibility of war. The modern steel globe on top was added in July 2004 as part of the Grounds for Play project and features the word 'Peace' in 40 different languages.

Date

1938 & 2004

Medium

galvanised steel & stone

Measurements

H 100 x W 100 x D 100 cm;
Plinth: H 200 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)

Accession number

G52_GB_S003

Acquisition method

commissioned by the House for an Art Lover

Work type

Monument

Owner

House for an Art Lover

Custodian

House for an Art Lover

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

July 2004

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on the globe: Peace (in 40 languages)


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Located at

Dumbreck Road, Glasgow City

G52 1EQ

Located within the Sculpture Garden, Bellahouston Park.