1980-2000

1984

As the collection of modern art multiplies, the Gallery of Modern Art moves to a new location at Belford Road, the former John Watson's School.

1999

The Dean Gallery opens (now Modern Two), a magnificent building (originally an orphanage designed in 1831 by Thomas Hamilton) opposite the Gallery of Modern Art. The Gallery is used to house the generous gift by the Edinburgh-born sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi of a large collection of his work. The new gallery also showcases the National Galleries’ superb Dada and Surrealism collection, as well as providing space for temporary exhibitions.