Conferences, Study Days & Academic Courses

Study days and academic courses are programmed throughout the year.

See the What's On calendar for more details.

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.

Women in Scottish Art 1885-1965

Saturday 23 January, 10am-5pm
£18 (£12 for Our Friends and SSAH members).

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (Scottish National Gallery)

A study day organised by the Scottish Society for Art History on the occasion of the exhibition Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965 which explores the role of women in Scottish art at that time. The study day will showcase new research on lesser known female artists and their widening opportunities through education, exhibitions, social and professional networks.

Tickets must be booked in advance and are available via Eventbrite or 01382 384310 (tickets are not available from the National Galleries of Scotland).