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National Museums Scotland Wins Prestigious Award

Catherine Gordon, National Museums Scotland; Phillip Tefft, Ralph Appelbaum Associates; Jane Carmichael, National Museums Scotla

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.

New Director of Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Christopher Baker by  Chris Watt

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. 

Free Exhibition Explores Art of Drawing

Irene (drawing)

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.

Summer Exhibition For Scottish Colourist

Pathway Loch Lomond by George Leslie Hunter

The City Art Centre will host the largest survey exhibition of work by the Scottish artist George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931) to be held in Scotland for almost 50 years this summer.

Alison Watt Self-portrait Added To Gallery Collection

Alison Watt self-portrait

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.

Edinburgh Art Festival Brings Out Big Guns

Susan Philipsz

The Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) launched its 2012 programme - its 9th - earlier this week. 

Pupils To Compete For New Art Prize

Paolozzi Art Prize Launch

A new art prize aims to find talented, aspiring artists at Edinburgh schools.

Edinburgh’s Festivals Get Government Funding Boost

Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm

Knits Make Transition From Trees To Knees

Anything Goes Knitting Group

Last year the ‘Anything Goes Knitting Group’ made headlines after they knitted 700 colourful squares to cover the trees at Leith Links for the “cool wool” part of the

Video: Hanging the £45million Diana and Callisto

How do you hang a £45 million painting?

National Galleries Buy Titian's Diana and Callisto For £45m

Titian's Callisto and Diana

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and the National Gallery in London made a surprise announcement today that Titian’s masterpiece Diana and

Exhibition Explores Vision of Scream Artist Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch's Two Women

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

Rare Drawings Aired in National Gallery's "Red Chalk: Raphael to Ramsay"

Rape of Europa

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.

James Holloway CBE Retiring from Scottish National Portrait Gallery

James Holloway

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.

Turner in January: The Vaughan Bequest

Rome from Monte Mario

The National Galleries of Scotland is currently showing its major new acquisition, Rome from Monte Mario (1820) by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).

Treasures from The Queen's Palaces Comes to Edinburgh in March 2012

Carl Fabergé, Mosaic Easter Egg, 1914

An exhibition of art from the Royal Collection  will go on display at The Queen’s  Gallery,  Palace  of  Holyroodhouse in M

'Reflections' Showcases Pool of Local Artists at City Art Centre

Dirty Rotten Peaches

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

Serene Impressions - Exhibition by Jamie Primrose

Inverleith Place by Jamie Primrose

Edinburgh-born artist Jamie Primrose follows in the footsteps of the great Impressionist painters – Monet, Turner, Whistler and Schue

Exhibition of EIF Pictures Opens at The Hub

Jonathan Mills 2011 by Eoin Carey

An exhibition of photographs from the recent Edinburgh International Festival, entitled The Big Picture, has just opened at

National Galleries of Scotland Announce 2012 Exhibitions

National Gallery Complex looking down from the Mound

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.

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