From Glasgow Live, yesterday:
A Glasgow attraction has been ranked as the top art museum to visit in the UK – and we’d be remiss not to agree. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has made it to the top of TripAdvisor’s best rated art museums, bypassing the National Gallery in London, the British Museum and the V&A. The list is decided by traveller votes, with Kelvingrove also named number one of 283 things to do in Glasgow.’
More recent good news about Glasgow:
Miles Better? Glasgow hotel revenue growing eight times faster than UK average
Massive increase in spending by international visitors to Glasgow
‘Glasgow named top convention spot for a record 12th year in a row’
Glasgow’s lower costs and supply of technology graduates tempting financial services firms away from London
Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy list with Tokyo and Paris
Glasgow builds more satellites than any other European city and Edinburgh firm makes breakthrough in satellite propulsion
Glasgow wins two first places in global tourism awards and comes 4th out of 50!
More evidence Scottish economy is strong: Demand for office space in Glasgow highest for ten years
Has someone noticed that NMS seem to be more interested in shops, cafes and ‘wow’ stuff rather than in anything educational. Also their displays are not all that accessible, e.g. little room for wheelchair users and too much indigestible written information that is often hard to read. They have an obsession with reversed text (light on a darker ground), often with poor contrast so tiring to read
NMS, maybe its not called that anymore, is/used to be the umbrella organisation for the Chambers St Museums, the military one at the Castle, the Museum of Flight in E Lothian and an agricultural one near Glasgow. It’s the Chambers St ones which I feel have lost their way and their core function of education through the objects in their care.
Its all about visitor numbers and selling them stuff in the shop and food in the cafes.