Anyone had a peek at the refurbished Kelvingrove yet ?

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Postby glasgowken » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:27 pm

Quick (lousy) snap from a passing buzz.

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Don't like that much, it's all too square & angular, and a bit cheap looking :(
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Postby Tamandee » Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:50 pm

I don't particularly care about the path leading to the front door. I care more about what they've done inside. I do think the seating area is a good idea though.
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Postby tobester » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:40 pm

5 weeks today and counting, i cant wait
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:43 pm

Tamandee wrote:I don't particularly care about the path leading to the front door. I care more about what they've done inside. I do think the seating area is a good idea though.



Of course, but obviously they wanted to improve the outside as well, I don't think they've did that.
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Postby YokerBloke » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:49 pm

I passed on the bus tonight, it looks rather barren and featureless.
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:52 pm

Moving a statue there might have been a better idea 8)
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Postby Tamandee » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:20 am

Hope they remember to put the letters back in the sign.
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Postby glasgowken » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:47 am

They could keep rearranging them, like in Fawlty Towers ::):
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Postby AlanM » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:17 am

glasgowken wrote:They could keep rearranging them, like in Fawlty Towers ::):


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Postby Cazzie » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:36 pm

Thanks for that, Sydney - what an enjoyable read
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Postby Ally Doll » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:50 pm

glasgowken wrote:They could keep rearranging them, like in Fawlty Towers ::):


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Postby gordon » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:05 pm

I must say, the new 'plaza' at the front is a little bit of a missed opportunity. Could do with a nice big fountain or something, or at least some kind of feature, the open space they have at the moment with the benches isn't well enough defined to work properly.

If the council had got themselves in gear, this could have been done in tandem with rethinking George Square, in particular getting rid of half the statues! A couple out at Kelvingrove, or Glasgow Green or somewhere could make the square a much more useful place.

But anyway, I digress.

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Postby Toby Dammit » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:48 am

There was a sneaky peeky preview on Channel 4 news this afternoon. I guess they'll repeat it on their 7 o' clock show?

Those 'orrible looking hanging mask things are there to help "draw" visitors up the stairs, they said. They reckoned that out of the million people who visited the museum per year, 80% of them never went up the stairs.

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Postby glasgowken » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:55 pm

Members of the Friends of Glasgow Museums are getting a 2 hour viewing of Kelvingrove at the beginning of July.
Although I think it's only members who are getting an invite.
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