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> Oops ... We've Lost (most Of) A Tram!, One item not going to the Riverside Museum
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post 1st Feb 2011, 04:28pm
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A number of paintings were stolen 15 years ago when there was a local authority policy of not reporting to the Police or entering them on the Art Loss Register so since then it would appear that the place has been treated like an Aladinns Cave by individuals who have been safe in the knowledge that little or no action would be taken either to check or audit the missing property.Shameful.
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post 1st Feb 2011, 04:37pm
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curator (plural curators)
1. A person who manages, administers or organizes a collection, either independently or employed by a museum, library, archive or zoo.

Sounds like a sacking offence to me. mad.gif
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post 1st Feb 2011, 05:11pm
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Your right there Rab. Can you not put on the old uniform and just go and arrest them??
Seeing as they have not been sacked, lets put them in the dock, either at the Court or the Clyde. laugh.gif


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post 1st Feb 2011, 06:08pm
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The items were lost over a 75-year period, a council audit in 1996 said that previous arrangements were not working and the city invested 22 million in moving from 147 stores in 14 buildings, to three secure stores, including the 20 million Glasgow Museums Resource Centre.

With a collection of 1.4 million items, Glasgow, like any other major city with significant collections, will see some items being mislabelled or lost during inventory exercises - and yes, some will have been stolen in the past.

However, that all changed in the late 90s, and the objects are more secure now than they ever were.
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post 1st Feb 2011, 09:55pm
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 1st Feb 2011, 12:17am) *
It is called Looting and Plundering anywhere else.

Absolutely I Agree, they've (or someone has) sold the stuff off and now they've "lost it" no way can you lose half a tram, gies a break.
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post 1st Feb 2011, 10:38pm
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The missing items will all be in someone's ' Private Collection '.


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post 1st Feb 2011, 10:48pm
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QUOTE (Tram Man @ 1st Feb 2011, 05:46pm) *
The items were lost over a 75-year period ...

According to The Herald, the items, donated in 1975, were identified as being in safe storage as late as 1997:

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In 1997, he [Dr Macdougall] wrote to the museum to confirm that “everything was in order” and received a letter from a curator, R Smith, acknowledging that the items were located in reserve collections. However, he was more recently informed by the present curator that the items could not be found.

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post 2nd Feb 2011, 12:57am
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Whats got me going ; If ye stole a tram where wid' ye put it???
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post 2nd Feb 2011, 12:59am
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a know a good place laugh.gif laugh.gif
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post 2nd Feb 2011, 08:55am
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Glasgow Life yesterday confirmed that a total of 634 items supposed to be under its care are now classed as "unlocated to date". By comparison, a spokeswoman for the City of Edinburgh Council museum collections said none of the items in its care are classified as "missing, stolen or unaccounted for". Similarly, Glasgow University, which has one of the biggest collections in Scotland, holding more than one million objects, said: "There have been no significant instances of theft from the university collections for at least 30 years."

Last week Glasgow City Council published figures showing that the number of Glaswegians visiting the city's museums, run by Glasgow Life, had plummeted by almost a third in just two years. In some deprived areas of Glasgow, as few as one person in 50 now visit a city museum or gallery each year.

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post 2nd Feb 2011, 10:58am
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Anywan ken where I can lift the other half from?

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post 2nd Feb 2011, 12:36pm
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I agree Heather about the high heid yins but can some one explain why these people get paid loads of money for being totally rubbish at their job, manager of RBS is a perfect example. If this
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post 2nd Feb 2011, 01:32pm
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I think; and I hope you'll pardon me for having this opinion, that when one looks at the various characters who have held councillor positions in the City of Glasgow in recent years and the type of people with whom they associated, it comes as no surprise that some of Glasgow's treasures are "unlocated to date".


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post 2nd Feb 2011, 11:08pm
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Glasgow Life in the news today:

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Glasgow Life to shed 300 posts in aim to save 10m

Cuts at culture trust will affect museum service Glasgow Life plans to make 300 posts redundant over a two-year period to save 10.2m over three years.

The trust runs museums, libraries and sport centres for the city council. It has about 3,500 employees, including about 650 museum staff.

"Museums don’t exist as a separate entity, so they will be affected, but not disproportionately," said a spokesman for Glasgow Life.

He added that no facilities would close during the cost-cutting exercise. "We will be looking to increase flexibility among the workforce and at ways of increasing income as part of the savings."

Brian Smith, Glasgow branch secretary of the Unison union, said: "We are concerned about how the council plans to raise this so-called extra income." He warned that industrial action would take place if any of the job losses were made through compulsory redundancies. ...

Full story here:
http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-...-shed-300-posts

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post 3rd Feb 2011, 12:30am
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I think its a waiting game now.David Dickinsons Real Deal is coming to Glasgow soon and this is bound to draw out the culprits."Any merr ferrs up ra sterrs there?"
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