Conversations with the Collection | Welcome Audio Tour

Welcome to this Welcome Audio Tour of the Conversations with the Collection display at the  top level of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern One.

For this tour, our curators introduce the themes of the display room by room and explain how they have drawn from the collection of modern and contemporary art to unearth evocative stories and create bold comparisons between the artists, ideas and ways of making. The artwork highlighted in each track corresponds to a work located in that room.

To listen to this tour in the gallery make sure to bring your own mobile device and headphones. The audio guide can also be accessed via Soundcloud and Smartify.

Room 13 | Making a Mark

Room 14 | Experiencing Colour

Room 15 | Architecture And Abstraction

Room 16 | Transformations

Room 17 | From The Hearth

Room 18 | Material Matters

Room 19 | Creative Terrains

Room 21 | Selves and Stand-Ins

Room 22 | Art From The Assembly Line

Thanks and goodbye

In addition to the selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and other artworks, this display showcases a tiny fraction of the National Galleries of Scotland’s world-class collection of Scottish and international works of art on paper. When not on display, these artworks can be viewed in our Prints and Drawings Study Room, based across the road at Modern Two, which is home to over 32,000 artworks.

If you have any questions about the displays featured in this tour, find us on social media or email your question to [email protected] and we will do our best to answer you.

27 September 2022