Monday, June 06, 2011

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum




I finally made it down to this new museum at Alloway, Ayrshire, at the weekend. The building has been designed by Edinburgh-based architects Simpson & Brown with Buro Happold as structural engineers, so it's a little surprising that there has been almost no coverage to date in the architectural journals. The various Burns sites in the area have been linked together with some enjoyable public art, including work by Timorous Beasties, Kenny Hunter (pictured) and book artist Su Blackwell, while the original Burns Cottage has had a makeover and makes clever use of technology to recreate its 18th century atmosphere.