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Video of the Riverside Museum and Tall Ship

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Written by Colin Campbell

June 5, 2011 at 7:50 am

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.



Written by riversidestaff

January 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

The art of war: Linda Kitson on the QE2

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In 1982, war artist Linda Kitson set sail on the Clyde-built QE2, along with troops heading for the Falkland Islands. In the film below, curator David Scott outlines Linda’s journey on QE2 and describes how her drawings captured the intimate details of life on board.

The new Riverside Museum in Glasgow, opening in 2011, will share some of Linda’s drawings alongside the museum’s QE2 ship model, presenting a new perspective on this much-loved ship.

This webcast is the of a series of broadcasts published by the Riverside Museum Appeal. Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring Scotland’s earliest cars, the razzle dazzle ship models, prams in the city, stylish dress shops, rally hero Colin McRae, and Glasgow’s cinemas.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

The super Subaru: Colin McRae’s race-winning car on show

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In 1995 Colin McRae became the youngest person to win the World Rally Championships. His race-winning Subaru rally car is one of the objects to feature in the new Riverside Museum in Glasgow. 

In the film below, curator Alex Robertson talks about the nail-biting 1995 tournament, and describes how Colin’s Subaru will feature in the new museum.

This webcast is one of a series of broadcasts published by the Riverside Museum Appeal. Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring Scotland’s earliest cars, the razzle dazzle ship models, prams in the city, stylish dress shops, the QE2 at war and Glasgow’s cinemas.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

Written by Colin Campbell

August 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Scottish transport to help tell evolution of the motorcar

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What links a horse-drawn carriage and a car? The new Riverside Museum in Glasgow, opening in 2011, will show off the city’s definitive collection of Scottish cars. In the short clip below, curator Alex Robertson describes the coachbuilding display that will reveal how the men who built horse-drawn carriages turned their expert hands to constructing the earliest motorcars.

This webcast is one of a series of broadcasts published by the Riverside Museum Appeal. Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring rally hero Colin McRae, the razzle dazzle ship models, prams in the city, stylish dress shops, the QE2 at war and Glasgow’s cinemas.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

Written by Colin Campbell

August 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Six of the best … dresses on show at Riverside

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When it opens in 2011, Glasgow’s Riverside Museum will display more clothing and uniform than any of the city’s other museums. In the video below, textiles conservator Maggie Dobbie describes the six stunning dresses that will be on show in Riverside’s re-created streets.

This webcast is one of a series of broadcasts published by the Riverside Museum Appeal. Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring rally hero Colin McRae, the razzle dazzle ship models, prams in the city, the earliest motorcars, the QE2 at war and Glasgow’s cinemas.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

Written by Colin Campbell

August 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

A Buggy’s Life: Riverside pram display on film

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In this webcast from the Riverside Museum Appeal, curator Heather Robertson talks about Riverside’s pram display and explains some of the changes in pram design since the 1950s.

Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring rally hero Colin McRae, the razzle dazzle ship models, the earliest motorcars, the QE2 at war, Glasgow’s cinemas and a rack of designer dresses.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

Written by Colin Campbell

August 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm