Daily archives: January 21, 2011

links for 2011-01-21

  • Three stolen works of art have been recovered more than 15 years after they were taken from museums in Glasgow.

    The three paintings were retrieved as part of an continuing investigation with Strathclyde Police and Lothian and Borders Police.

    (tags: art theft)
  • Up to 300 jobs could be created in Glasgow and Dundee by Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, Gamesa.

    The company wants to set up its centre for offshore engineering in Glasgow, creating up to 130 jobs.

    It is also in talks to establish a logistics and manufacturing centre in Dundee, which could add up to 170 jobs.

  • An artist who scours junk shops and eBay for items to use in his exhibitions has scooped £16,500 as winner of the Northern Art Prize.
    (tags: art)
  • Mr Baker, the local transport minister, will invite councils across the country to bid for a share of a £560 million pot put aside by the Government for sustainable transport initiatives for the next four years.

    The cash is intended to promote what ministers regard as “green transport” as well as local economies.

    However it will be left to councils to decide what schemes they wish to promote, rather than being expected to comply with a detailed Whitehall blueprint.

    The bus lanes and 20 mph zones are two of a series of initiatives the Government believes could work.

The Museum of Everything

Londoners, and those of you within commuting distance, get yourselves to Primrose Hill and visit The Museum of Everything. The BBC did.

Smoking squirrels, circus banners, miniature fairgrounds – the Museum of Everything in London’s Primrose Hill shows art that people have made for themselves rather than for fame or money.

The museum claims to be a window on the creativity of people who did not go to art school.

The current exhibition has had to be extended as it appears this display of the odd and fascinating output from Britain’s sheds and workshops has captured the imagination.