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HEADS UP − A National Galleries of Scotland blog

Portrait Gallery Highlights – by National Galleries Staff

  • “Taking visitors round and finding each gallery as busy as the last.  Seeing queues for the interactive touch-screens and never an empty seat in the café. Marveling at the donor board and all the generous people who made the new Portrait Gallery happen.” Hilary Burwell Development Officer “Looking at all the imaginative drawings and comments […]
  • by portraitnation, 15 March 2012
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Portrait Gallery Events: Week Four

  • Architecture Tour 2pm. Saturday 18 February 45 Minute Tour The Architecture Tour starts with an introduction to the building in the Great Hall. Matthew Latusek, PhD student at the University of Edinburgh leads the 45 minute tour which guides the group right through the building. Built between 1885 and 1889 and shared with the Museum […]
  • by portraitnation, 24 February 2012
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Portrait Gallery Events: Week Three

  • Portrait Gallery Insights: Playing For Scotland 12.45pm. Wednesday 1 February. 30 minute talk Lunchtimes can be used for many pursuits, eating, going to the gym, getting some chores done, some people even play games on their smartphone, but, as many people have discovered over the last two months, you can also learn a fact or […]
  • by portraitnation, 10 February 2012
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Portrait Gallery Events: Week Two

  • The Missing – A National Collaboration 6pm. Wednesday 18 Jan. 1 hour talk This event first caught my eye as I am very curious about The Missing, a book published in 1995 by Andrew O’Hagan on his investigations into missing persons. How then, did  The Missing take on a new life form as a National Theatre […]
  • by portraitnation, 25 January 2012
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Portrait Gallery Events: Week One

  • Portrait Gallery Insights: Out of the Shadows. 6pm. Thursday 12 Jan. 30 minute talk Although women appear across the Portrait Gallery in various contexts, Out of the Shadows charts the tipping point of changes in society and attitudes towards women’s roles. With Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman still riding high in the bestseller […]
  • by portraitnation, 17 January 2012
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