The main aim of the National Galleries of Scotland’s Press Office is to achieve positive coverage for the Galleries' Collection, exhibitions and activities in the widest range of media. The Press and Information department staff work with a range of press, broadcast media and public body contacts in pursuit of constructive and informed public debate about the National Galleries.
The Press Office is the first point of contact for journalists seeking information. As a result, staff are in regular contact with all departments so as to maintain a constant awareness of current events.
The department holds regular Press Views for new exhibitions, liaises with journalists to achieve favourable and sometimes exclusive coverage of exhibitions, events or people within the Galleries, commissions and works with film-makers for specific projects and publicises new acquisitions. The Press Office also provides press releases, images and interviews for exhibitions and events.