World Leisure Jobs - National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year £80m regeneration...
23 Feb 2019 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

11 Feb 2019

National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year £80m regeneration
BY Andy Knaggs

A museum conservator cleans a statue of Weituo, the leading guardian of Buddhist faith and teachings

A museum conservator cleans a statue of Weituo, the leading guardian of Buddhist faith and teachings
photo: Neil Hanna/NMS/PA

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has completed the final phase of an £80m (US$103.5m, €91.3m) transformation, leading to what it says is the “creation of a world-class museum”.

The 15-year redevelopment project was completed with the opening of three new galleries displaying more than 1,300 objects exploring the cultural heritage of ancient Egypt and East Asia and the diversity of ceramics. 40 per cent of the objects are going on display for the first time “in generations”, the museum said.

Funding from the National Lottery, as well as from The Wolfson Foundation, the Sir James Miller Edinburgh Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, The Negaunee Foundation and a community of Trusts and individual donors helped to deliver the final phase, which cost £3.6m (US$4.66, €4.11m).

According to the National Museum of Scotland, all three of the new galleries "present internationally significant collections in compelling and inspiring ways". Exhibits include items such as a Chinese lacquerware rice measure from the Ming Dynasty, samurai armour, a rare Korean lotus-shaped cup and stand from the 13th Century, and an ancient Greek vase decorated with wrestlers, dating from around 475 to 450 BC.

Bruce Minto, chair of National Museums Scotland, which owns the National Museum of Scotland, said: "This is a truly historic moment in the life of a great museum. The transformation of this iconic Victorian building on time and on budget is an achievement of which the nation can be rightly proud.

"Our outstanding collections help us to tell a vast range of diverse and fascinating stories from across the globe, highlighting the many Scots involved in invention, innovation and discovery. These stories have engaged with our many supporters, who have given generously to help us achieve our ambitions, and to whom I am extremely grateful."



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Wheelchair tours of Machu Picchu offered for first time
Wheelchair tours of Machu Picchu offered for first time   22 Feb 2019

At 8,000ft (2,438m) above sea level, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is a stiff climb even for the able-bodied, and has been completely inaccessible for .... more>>
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure announced for June at Wizarding World
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure announced for June at Wizarding World   22 Feb 2019

Universal has confirmed rumours for its new Harry Potter-themed rollercoaster, unveiling Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, which opens .... more>>
Aman unveils first holistic wellness centre
Aman unveils first holistic wellness centre   22 Feb 2019

Amanpuri – home to the flagship Aman Spa in Phuket, Thailand – is expanding its offerings with the introduction of integrative medical services and .... more>>
Marco Costanzi tapped to design Fendi Residences in Arizona
Marco Costanzi tapped to design Fendi Residences in Arizona   22 Feb 2019

Fendi, the Rome-based prêt-à-porter fashion house that first brought the late German couturier Karl Lagerfeld into the public eye, will open 41 .... more>>
Company profile


Dyaco UK Limited

We cater for all markets, aiming to be at the cutting edge of developments in the industry to react accordingly and provide operators and gym users with the equipment they need and want.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club. More>>




in this issue

• UK Sport relaxes 'no compromise' stance
• Orangetheory hits billion revenue landmark
• Thameside manor resort gets green light



World Leisure jobs




Personal Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Harrow on the Hill, Harrow, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Carlisle, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Tottenham, London, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Membership Consultants
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24-25 Feb 2019

International Manufacturers & Distributors Forum

ExCeL, London, United Kingdom


24-25 Feb 2019

Active Wellness

ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Profile: Aaron Simpson
Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want More>>
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving More>>
  Visitor profiles: Beyond demographics
Gerri Morris, of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, on defining cultural consumers More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd