Blog: Collection

  • 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

  • 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 remarkable installation by Steven Campbell is bought for the nation

    by Adeline Amar, Press Officer, 16 November 2016

    Steven Campbell's 'On Form and Fiction' joins the Glasgow Life and National Galleries of Scotland's collection

    A remarkable installation by Steven Campbell is bought for the nation

    On Form and Fiction by Steven Campbell (1990) © © The Estate of Steven Campbell

  • Director of the Scottish National Gallery retires after 32 years at the galleries

    30 September 2016 4 Comments

    Michael Clarke sits down for a chat on the day of his retirement.

    Director of the Scottish National Gallery retires after 32 years at the galleries

    Michael Clarke outside the Scottish National Gallery in the 1980s

  • A discovery from Rubens’s workshop

    by Dr Tico Seifert, 26 July 2016

    Exhibition planning can reveal interesting information about works of art

    A discovery from Rubens’s workshop

    Detail of the newly identified drawing

  • A New Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie

    by Lucinda Lax, Senior Curator, 30 March 2016 1 Comments

    A painting made during Charles's brief time in Edinburgh in 1745 goes on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

    A New Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie

    Prince Charles Stuart, by Allan Ramsay, 1745

  • Rehanging the Picture Gallery at Paxton House

    by Kate Anderson, Senior Curator, 28 March 2016

    Kate Anderson sheds some light on the challenges of rehanging Paxton House's picture gallery

    Rehanging the Picture Gallery at Paxton House

    The picture gallery at Paxton House

  • Tracey Emin's 'Roman Standard'

    by Lena Phalen, Gallery Attendant, 04 December 2015

    Lena Phalen discusses one of Tracey Emin's more hidden works

    Tracey Emin's 'Roman Standard'

    Tracey Emin's 'Roman Standard'

  • Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections on Pop

    27 November 2015

    Christopher Ganley writes about the significance of Roy Lichtenstein's work in the history of 20th century art and the lasting legacy of his ideas, as seen in the current ARTIST ROOMS exhibition at Modern One.

    Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections on Pop

    Reflections on Girl, Roy Lichtenstein, 1990 - © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2015

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