Congratulations to the Riverside Museum

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On Friday walking across the Benalder Street Bridge, it’s very likely you’ll find yourself surprised of view of River Kelvin. I saw the downstream from bridge and this place in the Glasgow reminds me a little bit of the view mountain landscape. 

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Ben Alder in Gaelic Beinn Eallair means the highest mountain in the remote area of the Scottish Highlands between Loch Ericht and Glen Spean. 

That day I was invited to attend a photo shoot/press to mark the Riverside Museum winning the European Museum of the Year Award and the second anniversary of the opening of the museum. The prestigious award is presented to museums which have been built or extensively refurbished within the previous three years. The Riverside Museum opened in June 2011 and showcases the city’s transport, shipbuilding and engineering heritage. It was designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid.

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The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe.

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It has never been won by a Scottish museum but previous UK winners include the National Railway Museum in York and the Beamish: North of England Museum. The judges said: “The Riverside Museum demonstrates brilliantly how a specialist transport collection can renew its relevance through active engagement with wider social and universal issues. The Riverside Museum has been crowned Europe’s best. Using around 3000 objects from across the city’s collection, archive film and photographs, and a vast amount of personal experiences and memories and many of displays are the stories of hundreds of men, women, children and teenagers, paramedics, tram drivers, new mums, pilots, schoolchildren, cafe owners, skateboarders, dancers, refugees, ship captains, and so on.

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I met Jamie Blair representing a 1970‘s more subvert approach to skating. Once again I enjoy museum’s Jamie Blaire skateboard exhibit ready to roll and I enjoy the film focuses on the skateboarders.

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Once again, congratulation to Museum team!!! Well done!!!!



 

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About conservationwithella

Hello, I'm Ella, Art on Paper Conservator & Preservation Manager at Glasgow University Archives and Special Collections. This blog is a walk through my daily life, work, arts & crafts history, my discovery that everything in my life is enough to be a continuous source of reflection. I started blogging to entertain myself but I hope you enjoy it too. I'm sure you agree, that Life without art is nothing. :)

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