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  • Selfie vs self-portrait

    by Jaimie Warren, photographer and performance artist, 12 January 2017

    Photographer and performance artist Jaimie Warren discusses an uncomfortable association with the 'selfie'.

    Selfie vs self-portrait

    Self-portrait as Fred Cabbage by Jeff Wysaski (detail). © Jaimie Warren

  • Theme Park of Scotland

    by Robin Baillie, Senior Outreach Officer, 21 December 2016

    Robin Baillie introduces a new outreach project: a fantasy land in Granton.

    Theme Park of Scotland

    The Madelvic Electric Car factory (1898 – 1901)

  • Matthias Buchinger: The Little Man with a Big Reputation

    by Hannah Brocklehurst, 20 December 2016

    A closer look at a very interesting artist whose work features in our exhibition Drawing Attention

    Matthias Buchinger: The Little Man with a Big Reputation

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  • On photographing Paolo Nutini

    by Adeline Amar, Press Officer, 09 December 2016

    The current ‘Topical Sitter’ at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is the striking portrait of musician Paolo Nutini by Belgian photographer Eva Vermandel.

    On photographing Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini

  • 2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    by Will Snow, Marketing Officer, 06 December 2016 3 Comments

    We look ahead to next year's exciting exhibition programme.

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

  • Winter Guests at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    by Lucinda Lax, Senior Curator Eighteenth-Century Collections, 05 December 2016 1 Comments

    New loans from the National Trust for Scotland

    Winter Guests at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    Allan Ramsay, Agnes Murray Kynynmound, 1739. The National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes (Acc. No. 21.39). Image courtesy of The National Trust for Scotland

  • Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    by Camilla Nordgren and Sarah Petersen, project volunteers, 30 November 2016

    An introduction to an ongoing project with Glasgow Women's Library.

    Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    Call & Response participants in the archive with archivist Kirstie Meehan.

  • Artists Who Do Books

    by Gillian Achurch, Publishing Coordinator, 23 November 2016 1 Comments

    In honour of Scottish Book Week, Gillian Achurch chooses some artworks that feature the printed page.

    Artists Who Do Books

    Gisèle Prassinos Reading her Poems to the Surrealists, Man Ray, 1934 (detail). © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2015

  • Behind 'The Monarch of the Glen'

    by Adeline Amar, Press Officer, 21 November 2016

    Following the news that we have entered into a partnership agreement with Diageo with the aim of securing ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ for permanent display in Scotland, we take you through the history – and popularity – of the painting.

    Behind 'The Monarch of the Glen'

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  • A Selection of Art-Inspired Novels

    by Will Snow, Press & Marketing Officer, 21 November 2016

    Coinciding with Scottish Book Week, and with the flying visit from the infamous Goldfinch, we draw attention to some art-inspired novels.

    A Selection of Art-Inspired Novels

    Cover of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (detail)

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