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> Glasgow To Lose Burrell Collection, Sir William Burrell's wishes to be discarded
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post 22nd Sep 2013, 04:30pm
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Like others I too am wondering whether this process is legal. If somebody benefits from the conditions of a contract and then alters those conditions to suit their own wishes then can't the contract be ended? I realise that it may be more complex than this, but the question is are the Burrell family able to take action to recover the collection, or can another city that could have benefited from the donation now make their case?
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post 22nd Sep 2013, 11:04pm
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I thought I would post the basic country-specific statistics related to the poll in this topic. Glasgow Guide forum polls employ the latest online polling authentication and security features, and are handled by an external provider over which GG (me) has no control. The basic country breakdown of this poll is given below:

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According to Bridget McConnell, Glasgow Life chief executive, the online poll conducted by that company showed that "69% of respondents were in favour of the proposals", although that figure was subsequently revised down to 56% by a member of the company's external legal team. Either way, it's a long way off our 4%, which is likely to have included a more diverse and numerous audience.


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post 23rd Sep 2013, 01:07pm
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QUOTE (GG @ 22nd Sep 2013, 11:02pm) *
... According to Bridget McConnell, Glasgow Life chief executive, the online poll conducted by that company showed that "69% of respondents were in favour of the proposals" ...
GG.

Maybe she just got her eyes and nose mixed up ... sorry I meant her "Ayes" and "Naws" laugh.gif

Her 69% in favour equalled the 69% against on this poll which leads to the question:
Were those polled online by Glasgow Life, perhaps potential recipients of various parts of the collection during the Roof Restoration period of 5 years?


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post 23rd Sep 2013, 02:14pm
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Now there's a true cynic!!!
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post 23rd Sep 2013, 03:04pm
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When I click the Result button I see that its 96% of people who said no.... am I seeing it different from everyone else?? eyebrow.gif
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post 23rd Sep 2013, 03:53pm
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QUOTE (Scotsman @ 23rd Sep 2013, 04:02pm) *
When I click the Result button I see that its 96% of people who said no.... am I seeing it different from everyone else?? eyebrow.gif

Beg your pardon, Scotsman. I always get it mixed up wi' the German ... 96 is sechs-und-neunzig; which my addled brain interprets back into English as Sechsty-neun laugh.gif


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post 23rd Sep 2013, 04:14pm
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Ha!! Well your German is better than mine I can say that. wink.gif As for....

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Were those polled online by Glasgow Life, perhaps potential recipients of various parts of the collection during the Roof Restoration period of 5 years?

Where else could they possibly find more than half of the people in favour of Glasgow losing out on the jewel in the crown of its culture. Think of all the people who go there regularly and are going to be shut out for 5 years. And what about tourism in Glasgow.... surely its going to get hit as well. Does not make sense to give this up. wacko.gif

"Aye just take whit ye want and leave us the scraps!!" said the clueless Glasgow museum man to the fat American with the big wallet.
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post 24th Sep 2013, 01:45am
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I'd be interested to know what people think about this point. What if the collection is moved from the Pollok Park and never comes back there? They could put some of the works there as there from the ones in storage but what if the best items stay on tour or are shifted into a new location in the city centre which is where the council wants everything to be?
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post 24th Sep 2013, 04:25am
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QUOTE (GG @ 23rd Sep 2013, 12:02am) *
I thought I would post the basic country-specific statistics related to the poll in this topic. Glasgow Guide forum polls employ the latest online polling authentication and security features, and are handled by an external provider over which GG (me) has no control. The basic country breakdown of this poll is given below:

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According to Bridget McConnell, Glasgow Life chief executive, the online poll conducted by that company showed that "69% of respondents were in favour of the proposals", although that figure was subsequently revised down to 56% by a member of the company's external legal team. Either way, it's a long way off our 4%, which is likely to have included a more diverse and numerous audience.

GG

When I saw this, all it tells me is that it has absolutely nothing to do with these countries - Glasgow is the only country I believe should have a say! It also tells me, if you look right down the poll - these countries don't give a damn about our Burrell Collection - and why should they!!!


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post 24th Sep 2013, 06:57am
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Hi Carmella,

Thanks, I absolutely agree with you that Glasgow (and Glaswegians) are the only ones who should have a say in deciding this very, very important matter to the city of Glasgow. The range of countries given probably shows where our Glaswegian expats on the board are located ... Sir William gifted this amazing collection to us all .... and I am pleased to give Glaswegian expats a say. Personally, and opinion may differ here, I believe that all Glaswegians – whether at home or abroad – have an innate right to have a meaningful and decisive say on the future of the Burrell Collection. Right now, that future is being decided in a plush committee room in Edinburgh by a select group of people who are not Glaswegians, and most of whom are from the very upper reaches of class and privilege in Scotland and England. It is shameful, absolutely shameful, that this is happening, and our media is fully and completely complicit in this monumental act of grand larceny from a city's people.

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post 24th Sep 2013, 08:12am
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Of course this isn't the only GG poll that gives a closer representation of public opinion, so i suppose it's figures will be rubbished and ignored as well.

Any chance of the person who voted in the unknown A1 country could post in and tell us just exactly where in the World they are?
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post 24th Sep 2013, 08:18am
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Any chance of the person who voted in the unknown A1 country could post in and tell us just exactly where in the World they are?


Well the only country i can think of that doesn't 'exist' is... er Scotland wink.gif


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post 24th Sep 2013, 10:49am
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Or even England tongue.gif
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post 24th Sep 2013, 11:44am
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Well I'm obviously the 0.25% who's third from the bottom; bad place to be at anytime rolleyes.gif ... so it's no' me from A1 ... although Germany seems to be Europe's A1 nowadays. tongue.gif
I heartily agree with GG's comment though which refers to posh neighbours being in a position to give away our own family silver.
There must be a way that this can be nipped in the bud.


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post 24th Sep 2013, 01:04pm
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"... from the very upper reaches of class and privilege in Scotland and England".

Could Sir William Burrell have been described thus?

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