Lecture or talk Adults

In Focus: The James Cowan Smith Bequest and Callum

  • Tuesday 14 May, 12:45-1:15pm


Charlotte Topsfield, Senior Curator Prints & Drawings, National Galleries of Scotland, introduces the story of James Cowan Smith, whose bequest of £55,000 in 1919 helped to transform the Scottish National Gallery collection, and his Dandie Dinmont terrier Callum.

John Emms Callum Dated 1895
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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and Some facilities will also be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas

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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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