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Falklands new Historic Dockyard Museum opens to the public on Friday

Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 06:41 UTC
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After decades of planning, and a huge amount of dedication from the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust (FIMNT) and supporters, the Falkland Islands’ new Historic Dockyard Museum is nearing completion. Approximately 100 invited guests attended the launch event on Saturday 6th September, and the building will be open to the public on Friday 12th September. Read full article

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  • paulcedron

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    And your point is? If our achievements are not noteworthy for you, why comment on them? Nothing else to do? Bitter?

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    1 paulcedron
    You really are an ignoramus, aren't you?

    In what sense is the Louvre providing any competition on a cruise ship day in Stanley? When is that ever likely to be part of the decision to visit?
    Seriously, I've been to museums and art galleries all over Europe and enjoyed them all. I went to the Folk Museum in Innsbruck and can honestly say it never crossed my mind to compare it to the Louvre. Because that would be stupid and pointless.

    The new museum is absolutely brilliant. It is a great piece of interpretation and tells a definite story, through the pictures, possessions and oral history of the people who have lived here. The conflict gallery and Antarctic hut are also very well done. And the natural history and maritime spaces. All of it in fact.

    So you can just butt out; your opinion is not required.

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @ 1 mamarracho No.1

    Your sarcasm shows just what a tiny person you are! It is the lowest form of wit!

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    it seems the editors of this 4th class newspaper are as ignorant as its british wannabe readers.
    what's wrong in saying that you have to hire a serious architectural office to build or reform those “buildings”.
    the continent is as important as the content in a museum, you ignorants.

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Err... Pauly. The word is ignoramus, and we would have thought you would have known that, being one yourself!

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Sounds like an excellent effort all round.
    Well done to all involved!

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    5 paulcedron

    I didn't find anything offensive in your comments. I just thought you were wrong.

    You haven't got enough information to judge the architecture. I think they've done the best they could have with the budget available. The Central Store building is a very sympathetic conversion, and the new piece blends in well, and with Gilbert House next door. It's fine.

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @8
    Doesn't matter anyway. Just another place paul-carrion will never be able afford to visit.
    :)
    I hope the thousands of locals and tourists enjoy it fully. It sounds a good project.

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @5 paul
    “the continent is as important as the content in a museum, you ignorants.”

    Assuming you mean the building is as important as the contents( ??? ), you chose to put your Malvinas wet dream museum in an..........ex-torture chamber. Someone I know has visited your museum of historical omissions and says it doesn't look anything like the Louvre either.

    The museums on the tiny Isle of Man are better than any of your museums but as one is housed in an ex railway station and not a skyscraper reaching 5 miles into the sky, I take it you won't want to visit it?

    Sep 13th, 2014 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    bolñudo 9 /
    “Doesn't matter anyway. Just another place paul-carrion will never be able afford to visit. ”

    believe me nabo ilsen, it is not a question of being able afford to visit.
    it is that there are +/- 100 million places that are worth more than that.

    boludo 10
    i was not talking about the museo de malvinas, you ass.
    i give a shite for it.
    i was talking about the museo de bellas artes, the mamba, the malba, etc, where the quality of architecture and works are in perfect harmony.
    how can you behold a work of manet, monet, kadinsky, degas, etc in a shack like those of the islets?

    Sep 13th, 2014 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Apples and oranges. ...

    Sep 14th, 2014 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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