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.
Painting - Mohamed Ali Khan Walejah by George Willison

The Remaking of Scotland | Nation, Migration, Globalisation 1760 - 1860

  • 16 June 2018 — 21 June 2020 *on now

Between 1760 and 1860, Scotland’s place in the world was dramatically remade. From a longstanding position at the periphery, Scotland rapidly attained a central role in European cultural life and in Britain’s industrial and imperial expansion. This exhibition explores the lives and careers of the Scots behind this period of dramatic change. It documents the material and artistic benefits of their achievements, while also confronting the darker shadows they cast. It will show how MacPherson, Burns and Scott reinvented Scotland as a land of myth and romance; but also consider how their work could substitute comforting fictions for difficult realities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.nationalgalleries.org/exhibition/remaking-scotland-nation-migration-globalisation-1760-1860

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

Website

http://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/scottish-national-portrait-gallery

E-mail

enquiries@nationalgalleries.org

Telephone

0131 332 2266

Fax

0131 343 3250

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