NGS Photography Gallery Named After Robert Maplethorpe

Submitted by edg on Thu, 24 May '12 10.37am

The new Photography Gallery in the recently refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, has been named after Robert Mapplethorpe, the provocative American photographer who died of AIDS in 1989. The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) said that the Robert Maplethorpe Foundation is giving a total of $300,000 (£190,000) over the next three years towards "innovative displays, exhibitions, research and related publications" in the purpose-built photography space.

Old Town Courtyard House Gets Funding Lift

Submitted by edg on Wed, 18 Apr '12 9.03am

A project to re-invigorate a 16th century courtyard house in Edinburgh's Old Town got a welcome boost yesterday with the announcement of the latest round of Historic Scotland’s Building Grants.