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Two articles on Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

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It’s great to see Glasgow’s Riverside Museum garnering attention from media all over the world.

Here’s an article on the project in Italian design magazine Abitare. And here’s another article, from a very different perspective, in the Journal of Victorian Culture Online.

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May 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

Picture of the week

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Here’s an attempt to uphold Iona’s tradition of picture of the week. This is the car show room at the Museum of Transport, the majority of cars have gone and the wrapped items are bicycles waiting to be transported to the Riverside Museum.

Written by Rebecca Jackson

March 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

A Riverside slideshow: some of Iona Shepherd’s finest photographs

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Iona Shepherd’s wonderful photographs have been a regular feature on the Riverside Museum blog since it launched in the spring last year. As well as providing a regular Photograph of the Week, Iona’s other posts include slideshows of the work carried out by the project team, from the conservation and decant of the ship models to the 3007’s epic journey from GMRC to Riverside. Today’s Iona’s last day with the project; she’ll be sorely missed. Below’s a selection of some of the photographs she’s taken for the Riverside project.

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January 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

Glasgow’s Queens prepare for final voyage to Riverside

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The three largest ship models in Glasgow Museums’ collection – the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth and the QE2 – are preparing to make their final voyage. In the next few weeks, they’ll make the last leg of their epic journey from the Clyde Room at the Museum of Transport to the new Riverside Museum.

Like all of the ship models in the collection, these three ships are incredibly fragile. Unlike the others, however, they are huge! These are hefty models that weigh up to 258kgs each, and took a team of six people to carefully move them out from their display case in the Clyde Room and onto maneuverable skates.

Specialist contractors from Constantine carefully lifted them into custom-built wooden crates using fabric straps. The models were then covered in protective sheeting, the crates built up around them, and the interiors filled with packing to prevent the models moving. Soon they’ll be forklifted down into the main hall then loaded onto a lorry and taken to the Riverside Museum.

Revealed: Robbie Coltrane’s Riverside bloopers

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Last week came the news that actor Robbie Coltrane had donated one of his treasured cars to the Riverside Museum. Colrane’s Chrysler Jeep will take pride of place in the north window of the Zaha Hadid-designed museum, and will be one of the first objects that most visitors see.

Coltrane, who is a Trustee of the Riverside Museum Appeal, also starred in a series of bloopers, aided and abetted by Chewin’ the Fat and Still Game star Greg Hemphill, to help promote Riverside’s £5million appeal. In the cheeky YouTube vids, which you can watch below, Coltrane loses it with his producer; is humbled by a modern irritation; and, err, makes an embarrassing discovery about just how windy the Riverside site can be …

The Riverside Museum Appeal has now raised £4million, and in these last few months of the project it’s making a final push to reach its £5million target. Please help by donating online at www.riversideappeal.org or, to make a £5 donation, text “Riverside” to 70700. All donations will be permanently recognised in the new museum.



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January 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

Round-up of the install at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

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Since the New Year things have been moving pretty fast down on the Riverside Museum site. It’s full steam ahead with locomotives and their tenders being eased into place. All the buses and trams are on site too, ready to be positioned into their final display location.

Last week we transported the fire engines down to the Pointhouse site. This week the exhibition install teams started building the display units around them and some of the other large objects.

The re-created street, which promises to deliver more than the old Museum of Transport’s well-loved Kelvin Street, has seen the majority of its objects going into the shop units. Many of the bicycles have also arrived on site and been lifted into their dramatic setting. The Faslane caravan, for years a fixed presence at the Faslane Peace Camp, has also been installed at the Riverside Museum; its contents carefully conserved and returned to their original spot, just as former resident and peace protester Disco Dave left them.

Outside, the plaza has been surfaced, trees planted, and work’s started on the car park. And only a few days ago, a dredger vessel sailed into the area to begin dredging the Kelvin Harbour.

Written by Rebecca Jackson

January 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Robbie Coltrane’s Jeep to come to Riverside Museum

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We’re delighted that Robbie Coltrane’s 1988 Chrysler Jeep is going to be one of the objects at Riverside. Here’s a picture of the actor with his Jeep following its conservation at the Museum of Transport in Kelvin Hall.

Actor Robbie Coltrane has donated his Jeep to Glasgow's new Riverside Museum.

Robbie is also a Trustee of the Riverside Museum Appeal, so it was great to see his donation attract so much publicity. Follow the links to read the Daily Record article, or to listen to the Clyde One interview.

The Riverside Museum Appeal has now raised £4million, and in these last few months of the project it’s making a final push to reach its £5m target. You can help by donating online at www.riversideappeal.org or, to make a £5 donation, text “Riverside” to 70700. All donations will be permanently recognised in the new museum.