Blog: National Galleries of Scotland

  • A Sense of Place

    by Harris Brine, Press Officer, 23 January 2017

    Harris Brine explores the sense of place Joan Eardley created in her Catterline paintings.

    A Sense of Place

    Joan Eardley, The Wave, 1961 (detail)

  • Matthias Buchinger: The Little Man with a Big Reputation

    by Hannah Brocklehurst, 20 December 2016 1 Comments

    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

    Landing

  • 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

  • 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'

    Monarch of the Glen (2) blog header

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Celebrating Scotland's Art: A Vision for the Future

    by National Galleries of Scotland, 10 November 2016

    A short video looking ahead to a bigger, brighter future for the Scottish National Gallery

    Celebrating Scotland's Art: A Vision for the Future

    Scottish National Gallery Project

  • 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

  • Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Exhibition makes an inspiring impression on young visitors from EY Smart Futures

    by Nikki Gandy, Development Manager - Corporate Support, 27 September 2016 1 Comments

    Young people from EY’s work experience initiative enjoyed a special behind the scenes look at exactly what goes into making an exhibition.

    Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Exhibition makes an inspiring impression on young visitors from EY Smart Futures

    Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh

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