Talk:Shetland Museum and Archives
My Sister was going to watch the opening ceremony because her daughter is meeting the Royals, so I told her to take her camera with her, and told her I'd kick her butt if she didn't get us at least one decent photo,,
So here's hoping ;-)
Robbie 08:17, 31 May 2007 (MDT)
prince bloody charles was there! weird. JAStewart 08:45, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
What do you think guys???????
Would this article do for the Main Page feature????????
Robbie 09:19, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
Yeah but I don't like the fact that there is a picture on the top left. I think the top left needs to be reserved for text.
For the Main Page, if you want the article there, there will only be one pic which would go where the pic of Tavish is at the moment. I've figured out how much of the article can fit, and which pic to use for that, if need be.
As for the article itself, layout etc. hasn't really been concluded yet as there may be different/better pics coming, and the text may vary. All I was doing was trying to write something which could suit the main page for now..
But perhaps the sandbox idea, especially since there is most agreement on that, would be the best idea as a demonstration piece, to coincide with the Shetland Life article, as Islandhopper suggested.
Beer time :-)
Robbie 09:40, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
- a)Would be good to have a short text for main page leading to the article for we usually say "read more" ... ;-) That's to say day and time of ceremony, who attended, who held speeches ... what gifts were exchanged ... and than read more about the museum ... just an idea ;-)
- b)changed positions of two pics on top; brings that little rest of the sentence to centre.
- c)in the text: Sonja first, then Charlie as on the plaque ? ... ;-)
I had figured a way to do it, I thought,, but then I should avoid thinking,, it hurts braincell :-)
Re. other info about speaches etc.. problem there is that I don't have that sort of information without just using info from media sources, I won't do that on the Main Page. I can find the info from other sources but it would take time, and that is something we don't have. So let's go back to plan A, and put something else on for the feature.
James is going to sort the Music feature, so it's only the main feature to worry about.
Your suggestion of a demo/sandbox feature is great, if you can put it together quickly, and with hopefully new folks looking at the site, it might encourage them to participate.
Robbie 10:35, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
- Robbie, the article with all the pics is good. I just thought about a very little thing to show not too much of the article itself on mainpage ;-) ... like this along with a pic:
- Queen Sonja of Norway and Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, opened Shetland's new showcase last Thursday. The royal trio unveiled a large bronze plaque outside the £11.6 million museum in front of about 150 onlookers who were allowed to the pier behind the museum with a similar crowd of folk on Hay's pier on the other side of the basin.
- The previous hour they enjoyed being guided around the impressive building with its remarkable collection of 3,000 artefacts which is now open to the public.
- The new building offers fivetimes the exihition space of the old building allowing to present artefacts which have been hidden in the museum's archives for years and which no Shetlander may have seen untill today. Amenity trust manager Jimmy Moncrieff stated: "It represents the heart of our island culture and is there to act as a further catalyst for development."
- More about the new museum … read here.
Islandhopper 10:49, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
Good thinking, but,
I threw that article together rather quickly and now that I've had a proper look at it, it just isn't good enough, I really should think before I act and do some research rather than write from what the braincell is thinking.. :-)
So let's just leave it as a work in progress, or the recycle bin :-).
I think I should rollback to what we had before and take the new stuff to a word document and work on it until it looks a little more professional.
Robbie 11:20, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
- Roll back again :-D - Of course it is a piece in progress, but all is more or less in progress ... ;-) We can't be always perfect ... and something should be left to work on ... ;-) I would say: look at main page as the section is there and back to your article ... it has things, folks haven't seen, it is a piece of actual news ... so what??? Don't see a prob - music section is by far more critical to do ... ;-) Islandhopper 11:40, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
Naw, I'll work on it, or perhaps you can,, PLEASE !!!! :-)
I just don't seem to be able to get the hang of writing things to look like a professional article.
Re. Music, I had tried Tom Anderson, but James is going to sort that section with Peerie Willie, so that's covered, I assume he's going to do it tonight.
Robbie 11:54, 1 June 2007 (MDT)
Contact information? JAStewart 09:25, 6 July 2009 (MDT)
re: Jeannie's fishing picture on this page, was wondering if anyone who visits the Museum could tell me if the object on the far right of the case is a bowe, and if it is, could I talk anyone into getting a good picture of it. Is there any other Shetland word for them? The Manx called them mollags and the Irish puckawns. Is roiler an appropriate term, or were those little barrels?
Rula...Morula 16:46, 6 July 2009 (MDT)
- Yup, it's a Bowe, or as the museum calls it, a Buoy,, ( damned infiltration of the english dialect,,,). I've uploaded a slightly clearer image of that one, and a picture of a similar one from the fisheries museum at Hjertøya in Norway. I think they were made from Sheepskin, but I stand to be corrected on that. :-)
Robbie 22:27, 6 July 2009 (MDT)
Thanks, Robbie! Perfect!
Rula....Morula 05:53, 7 July 2009 (MDT)
Just had a peerie look at their website...it has changed a bit since last I saw it....found a link to "Downloads"...intersting....found the "Gunnister Man" : http://www.shetland-museum.org.uk/downloads/data/GunnisterMan_Leaflet.pdf
Got a bit confused....it is Friday night, start of holiday,,,but, but.......can anyone make sense of it ????
Cheers, --Oddrun 17:53, 16 July 2010 (MDT)
- Funny :-). It is an example of a PDF which has been made for printing appearing somewhat non-optimally on screen. The printed leaflet was folded twice.
- EM 05:48, 17 July 2010 (MDT)