ARTS NEWS14NADFAS REVIEW / AUTUMN 2011www.nadfas.org.ukThe once drab Norwegian town ofDrammen has announced itsrebirth by unveiling a spectacularcenterpiece in the form of a £1.1m,4 metre-high walk-in water sculptureby the British artist William Pye. It is the latest in a growing line ofcontemporary British art that isadorning foreign cities, Pye's WaterPavilionin Norway follows AntonyGormley's Habitat in Anchorage,Alaska (2010); Richard Wilson'sFinal Corner, commissioned byFukuroi City, Japan, to mark the2002 World Cup; RachelWhiteread's controversialJudenplatz Holocaust MemorialinVienna, also known as theNameless Library(2000), and theextraordinary Cloud GateinMillennium Park, Chicago, madeby Anish Kapoor whose Leviathanis currently stunning Parisians as itoccupies the whole of the GrandPalais exhibition hall. In Moscow'sCopernicus Centre, a kineticartwork by the British collectiveknown as Greyworld was installedlast year.Left:William Pye in DrammenPye's £1m 'Water Pavilion' to regenerate Norwegian townLady Anne Clifford, Countess of Pembroke and one of the great magnates of the 17th-century Lake District, celebratedher inheritance in 1646 when she had a triptych painted, probably by Jan van Belcamp,which tells the Clifford family story. In 1981 it was bought by theLakeland Art Trust for the AbbottHall Gallery at Kendall, but only thetwo outer panels of the triptychcould be got into the Georgianbuilding. So apart from a briefshowing at Tate Britain in 2004,the central panel, 2.5m square,has been in store and the triptychseparated.The solution, it was decided,was to clear a dedicated displayarea and manoeuvre the panel,Lady Anne's triptych finally reunited at Abbott Hallconserved after its years underwraps, in through a window. Atlong last the complete triptych hasbeen reunited and is on show atAbbot Hall.www.abbothall.org.ukAbove: The central panel from Lady Anne Clifford's triptych had to be manoeuvred through a window at Abbott HallOlympic Museum willcome to LondonThe Olympic Museum in Lausanneis to send part of its hugecollection to London for the 2012Games, with up to 500 objects,plus film and video being displayedthroughout the Royal OperaHouse. It will be hosted by theRoyal Opera House as part of theCultural Olympiad. The display will include goldmedals from each of the Gamessince 1896, and torches since1936. Among the objects will bethe shoes worn by Emil Zatopekwhen he won the 1952 marathon.Bristol's £27m M Shedmuseum opensBristol's new, admission-free citymuseum has opened in one of thewaterfront's 1950s transit shedsfrom which the museum takes itsname. Converted at a cost of£27m, M Shed joins SS GreatBritain, the Arnolfini Gallery and theWatershed Media Centre inBristol's cultural hub.Through 3,000 exhibits, themuseum uses thousands of storiesof Bristol people to draw the city'snarrative, from Nick Park'sAardman Animations, creators ofWallace and Gromit, to the BristolBus Boycott led by black workersin 1963. Julie Finch, Head ofBristol Museums and Archives,said: "M Shed builds on Bristol'sgreat heritage to bring experts andthe community together."