Edinburgh News: galleries
National Museums Scotland has been awarded a prestigious industry award at the 2012 national Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence ceremony.
The £47 million Transformation of the National Museum of Scotland project was announced as the joint winner in the hard fought Permanent Exhibition category, sponsored by Service Graphics, after being shortlisted from hundreds of entrants from across the UK and Europe.
The three-year overhaul at the museum on Chambers Street, Edinburgh included a transformation of the building, new displays and extensive work to make the Museum more accessible.
The Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland yesterday announced the appointment of Christopher Baker as the new Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He will take up his position at the Portrait Gallery on 1 August 2012. His selection followed an international search led by the recruitment company Odgers Berndtson.
A new free exhibition, opening this Saturday at the City Art Centre, looks at the art of drawing. A Parliament of Lines (5 May - 8 July 2012) will exhibit the work of fifteen contemporary artists, most working at an international level, all of whom use drawing as an important element in their practice.
The recently refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) is unveiling a self-portait by leading Scottish contemporary artist Alison Watt. Painted whilst she was ill, it shows Watt with her right hand across her forehead.
A new art prize aims to find talented, aspiring artists at Edinburgh schools.
Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm
How do you hang a £45 million painting?
The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and the National Gallery in London made a surprise announcement today that Titian’s masterpiece Diana and
Edvard Munch's The Scream is among over 50 works coming to Edinburgh as part of an exhibition of the artist's lithographs and woodcuts at the Modern Art Gallery
Edinburgh will be seeing red next month when the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound opens a new exhibition exploring the versatile and striking drawing medium of red chalk.
The National Galleries of Scotland announced today that James Holloway CBE will retire from his post as Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery at the end of January 2012.
The National Galleries of Scotland is currently showing its major new acquisition, Rome from Monte Mario (1820) by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).
An exhibition of art from the Royal Collection will go on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in M
A new exhibition opening tomorrow at the City Art Centre will be showcasing the work of 22 local artists, makers, and creators who have been supported by the Visu
The National Galleries of Scotland today announced upcoming exhibitions for 2012, including the first exhibition in the newly revamped National Portrait Gallery which opens to the public on 1st December.