Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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The National Galleries of Scotland looks after one of the world's finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. These holdings include the National Collection of Scottish art which we are proud to display in an international context.

We care for, research and develop these collections and we aim to share these works of art with as wide a public as possible. Every year we welcome over a million visitors from Scotland and the rest of the world to our various Galleries sited in Edinburgh.

We have active programmes of education, outreach and special exhibitions and where possible we work with partners across Scotland to maximise the impact of our activities.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open daily, 10am-5pm. Thursdays until 7pm.

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Fine Art, Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Scots in ltaly | Artists and Adventurers

  • 5 March 2016 — 3 March 2019 *on now

Celebrated as the centre of classical and modern European civilisation, Italy held many attractions for eighteenth-century Scots. Artists and architects came to study its matchless heritage. Wealthy aristocrats refined their minds and manners in a world of glamour and learning. A motley crowd of adventurers and loyalists pinned their hopes on the exiled Stuart court. Dealers and entrepreneurs, meanwhile, exploited a seemingly endless supply of artistic treasures. Featuring stunning artworks from across the National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores the Scottish experience of Italy in the eighteenth-century, the period when fascination with the country reached its height.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/on-now-coming-soon/scots-in-ltaly

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH2 1JO
Scotland

Website

www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/298-introduction

E-mail

enquiries@nationalgalleries.org

Telephone

0131 332 2266

Fax

0131 343 3250

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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