A talk by Ian Crozier, CEO of the Ulster-Scots Agency
In this year’s Andrew Gibson Memorial Lecture, Ian Crozier, CEO of the Ulster-Scots Agency, will talk about the life and legacy of the former Linen Hall Governor (1894-1927) and Burns Collector, Andrew Gibson.
Andrew Gibson was a businessman and philanthropist from Ayrshire, who came to Belfast with his family in the 1880s and spent most of his life in Ulster. Gibson had many interests and contributed in a variety of ways to the social and cultural life of his adopted city, including The Linen Hall. He was a Governor of the Library from 1894 to 1927 and played an active role in the institution. Gibson is the man responsible in large part for The Linen Hall Burns archive, which is one of the largest, and most important, outside of Scotland.
This event is kindly sponsored by the Ulster-Scots Agency.