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> Glasgow To Lose Burrell Collection, Sir William Burrell's wishes to be discarded
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post 29th Apr 2015, 01:59pm
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Good to see that you are as angry and worried about this disgrace as virtually everyone who has commented or voted on here and also all the people I have spoke to about the matter. Unfortunately basic ethical conduct is the last thing you can expect from the types who run things in Glasgow.... most of them would sell their grannies for a chance to fill in another expenses form.
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post 20th May 2015, 09:41am
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www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/hlf-backs-burrell-collection-refurbishment

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post 20th May 2015, 10:06am
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Yet more waste of peoples money with £66 million to fix a roof and tart up a building when we have foodbanks all over the city!!

And of course its also shutting for 4 years so that the cooncil can disrespect Sir William Burrell and his will that was meant to protect his lifes work.
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post 20th May 2015, 10:20am
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I guess there's no pleasing some folk.
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post 20th May 2015, 01:03pm
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Yer nae kiddin big man.... wink.gif

Just ask the Burrell family what they think of this nonsense!!
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post 20th May 2015, 04:26pm
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I would bulldoze the building and sell off these so called Artefacts, a load of rubbish , I suppose these so called terrorists have the right idea..Museums are only for the Arty Farty mob..Look to the future not the past
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post 20th May 2015, 05:09pm
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What a culture vulture ! laugh.gif Farty without the arty!


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post 20th May 2015, 08:28pm
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QUOTE (Scotsman @ 20th May 2015, 02:11pm) *
Just ask the Burrell family what they think of this nonsense!!

The council has spent at least £1m overturning the very clear conditions of Sir William's will, finally 'smuggling through' a decision last year without consulting the people of Glasgow. During that costly attempt, Mona Dickinson, grand-daughter of Sir William’s sister, said

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they have tried to smuggle this through. This debate was thoroughly rehearsed 
in 1997. Experts warned then, as now, that every time you wrap and unwrap a tapestry, some sort of damage can occur. It is inevitable. We should leave matters as they are."

Following the partly-botched council effort in 1997 (referred to above), Ruth Mackenzie, then 87, Sir William's niece, one of the few people still alive at that time who knew the shipping magnate well, said:

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"This decision [to partly overturn Sir William's will] is completely contrary to what was in the will. And we all feel that it is wrong to break the will and split the collection. It is going to set a very bad precedent for other collections and people who want to donate works of art. Ethically it is just wrong and Sir William would be truly horrified. I feel very let down by Glasgow council who have broken their word: what could be worse than that."

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"It's a matter of honour, a question of if you honour your commitment or not. The council gave its word that it would honour his wishes but it has now done its best to overturn them.

I used to visit Uncle William at Hutton Castle with my mother. She was his youngest and favourite sister. They built up quite a bit of the collection together while travelling on the continent, they used to hunt as a pair.

He would be furious if he knew what the council is doing. I don't think he would have given it to Glasgow if he knew this would happen, he would have given it to someone he could have trusted, perhaps Edinburgh as the capital, I think.

He would have thought the money spent on this hearing [from the Burrell trust] would have been better spent adding to the collection."

The family's position has always been absolutely clear, but – just as with the opinions of the people of Glasgow – their voice does not count when the privileged few want to bully the disenfranchised many.

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post 20th May 2015, 08:43pm
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I would bulldoze the building and sell off these so called Artefacts, a load of rubbish , I suppose these so called terrorists have the right idea..Museums are only for the Arty Farty mob..Look to the future not the past

You're not a manager at Glasgow Life by any chance, are you? rolleyes.gif

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post 21st May 2015, 07:55am
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laugh.gif laugh.gif Martin. Good one.
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post 21st May 2015, 10:29am
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QUOTE (flam @ 20th May 2015, 05:34pm) *
I would bulldoze the building and sell off these so called Artefacts, a load of rubbish , I suppose these so called terrorists have the right idea..Museums are only for the Arty Farty mob..Look to the future not the past


Philistine, (why am i not surprised laugh.gif) we need our past, if we can't learn from past mistakes we will never grow and develop.
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post 21st May 2015, 10:44am
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What have we learnt from the past?
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post 21st May 2015, 04:57pm
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What have we learnt from the past?

Seriously?

How about "beware of Greeks bearing gifts". laugh.gif
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post 26th May 2015, 09:08am
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I would bulldoze the building and sell off these so called Artefacts, a load of rubbish , I suppose these so called terrorists have the right idea..Museums are only for the Arty Farty mob..Look to the future not the past ....

It is because of disengaged thinking and apathy in intervening displayed by your comment, why the past is so important. The complacency of many Germans during the entire 1930's and onwards, through being fed propaganda while being intimidated allowed for the atrocities to happen. There is a clear message in that past, that highlights what the consequences of what initially may seem to 'be not of your interest' is, if left unchallenged, an erosion of liberties, respect and justice (including yours).

You may not see any relevance to any of the objects, or what they represent or indeed comprehend the incredible gift Sir William and Lady Constance Burrell gave the Glasweigan's, their life time collection-but you can't be that blind or ignorant or disrespectful to advocate a justification for annihilation of humanities cultural heritage and identity.
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post 26th May 2015, 11:05am
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Dear oh dear sounds like someone didn't do well in history at school. Artefacts from the past can teach us many things about the culture and skills of their creators and are important in teaching and learning the current generations of the need to preserve these treasures.
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