The National Galleries of Scotland Fund is administered by the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation and has been set-up to support five key areas for the National Galleries of Scotland: Acquisitions, Exhibitions, Education, Conservation, and Access and Audiences.
- £199,164.00 Raised so far
How your money can help
One of our key responsibilities is to develop and enrich our national collection with new acquisitions. It is not all about multi-million pound masterpieces, as many of the smaller acquisitions also make a big impact.
photograph of Nicola Benedetti, Scottish Violinist, by Emma Hardy (full work viewable in our online collection)
'Orotava' watercolour by James Paterson
the Antony and Anne d'Offay donation of their collection of modern and contemporary art (Ron Mueck, Spooning Couple)
Our Education programme is central to the National Galleries of Scotland's vision to inspire, engage, and inform as many people as possible.
pays for materials for one practical workshop
pays for a lunchtime lecture
pays for a guided tour of the National Gallery for a group of 12 visually impaired people with three specialist guides for 1.5 hours
The National Galleries of Scotland constantly strives for a balance of promoting artists associated with Scotland and bringing the best of international art to our audiences. In addition to our critically acclaimed visiting exhibitions we work hard throughout the year to bring different aspects of our own collection into focus and to give new insights for regular and first time visitors.
lights a painting to show
provides panels and labels for an exhibition
repaints an exhibition gallery
Our extensive collection of paintings, frames, works on paper, photographs, and sculpture needs to be cared for. In addition, we have to look after all the works lent to us during our busy exhibition programme. We need an array of specialist materials and highly trained staff to make sure that we can preserve the collection for future generations to enjoy.
buys two fine sable paint brushes
purchases conservation varnish to complete a year's worth of work
supplies gold leaf for the gilding needed to conserve picture frames for a year
Access and Audiences Close
We want to make our collections available to as many people as possible and to make our visitors’ experience as enjoyable as possible. This includes everything from increasing the number of works from our collection available online, to providing lightweight stools for visitors to use.
purchases a folding stool for visitors to use in an exhibition
purchases a portable induction loop for visitors with a hearing impairment
pays for a new server to make our website much quicker for online visitors