Conferences, Study Days & Academic Courses

Study days and academic courses are programmed throughout the year.

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Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

Friday, 27th November 2015, 1-7pm
£22 (£20) includes private view at The Queen's Gallery and refreshments

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (Scottish National Gallery)

This joint study afternoon organised by the Royal Collection Trust and National Galleries of Scotland complements the first ever exhibition devoted to Scottish art in the Royal Collection. It explores the relationship between artistic endeavour and national identity, focusing on 18th and 19th century Scottish art. The role of royal patronage and 'Highlandism' are considered, assessing their impact on wider culture and ideas of 'Scottishness', together with ‘Celebrating Scotland’s Art’, the Scottish National Gallery Project. The afternoon concludes at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with a private view of Scottish Artists, refreshments and 20% discount in The Queen's Gallery Shop.


  • Professor John Morrison, University of Aberdeen
  • Dr Patricia Allerston, Deputy Director, Scottish National Gallery
  • Deborah Clarke and Vanessa Remington, both Royal Collection Trust.