Talks & Lectures
The Talks and Lectures Programme includes popular lunchtime lectures on a fortnightly basis in each Gallery, either in front of a painting or in the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre.
Our talks relate to exhibitions as well as the permanent collection and are delivered by curators, guest lecturers, academics, artists and writers.
We also have a smaller programme of evening talks as well as weekend guest lectures to open our major exhibitions.
The Scottish National Gallery Information Desk, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Information Desk and Farmer Education Suite are fitted with induction loops.
Portable hearing loops are available at all public talks and lectures and do not need to be booked in advance. Portable loops are also made available for all booked guided tours (please mention on booking).
In addition, we also have free guided tours for visitors with hearing impairments on the third Sunday of every month - places on these tours can be booked.