Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum Remains at Heart of Community
Stirling MP Alyn Smith recently caught up with Caroline Mathers, Director at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum to discuss the latest work underway from the team, gaining insight into the innovative initiatives and exhibitions showcased by the local institution. Alyn shared his enthusiasm for the ongoing developments at The Smith, praising Caroline for her efforts in taking the museum to new heights, engaging the local community and showcasing fresh ideas.
Recognising the Smith’s evolving role beyond a traditional gallery, he commended its transformation into a dynamic hub at the heart of Stirling, bridging the realms of art, culture and community. While visiting, Alyn had an opportunity to meet with students at Forth Valley College who are running an exhibition in celebration of the Smith turning 150 years old next year. The exhibition invites people to share their vision for The Smith, and imagine the role it can play in Stirling’s future.
Alyn Smith MP commented:
“I was delighted to catch up with the folks at The Smith, and find out more about the great work they’re carrying out. Caroline and the team are taking the museum from strength to strength, cementing it at the heart of Stirling’s cultural offering. The Smith Museum serves as more than just a gallery; it is a centre point for the local community, showcasing our history, our stories and helping to shape our shared future. I said as much as I took part in the exhibition – community and culture are true strengths of Stirling, and I trust the Smith will play an integral role in that sector going forward”.