The shipping news
Shipyard, an exhibition capturing the work at shipyards on the Clyde and Forth, created by renowned Scottish artist and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie, will be held at the Glasgow Art Club this summer. Shipyard brings to life the complexity and beauty of modern construction methods as well as some of the faces of the thousands of shipyard workers who help build these giant vessels. Shipyard draws from hundreds of images that Goudie created at Scotstoun, Govan and Rosyth over a seven-year period. Runs from 11 May-7 June. A new exhibition at the National Museum will explore how the microscope helped promote an interest in the natural sciences through public demonstrations and a number of special interest groups and publications. Highlight objects include a solar microscope used to wow 18th-century audiences at popular science shows and a ‘Museum Microscope’ for visitors to view microscopic specimens, designed by Francis Grant Ogilvie, a former director of the museum from 1900–1903. Entry is free. The exhibition runs until 29 September.