Lecture or talk Adults

Introducing the MacKinnon Collection

  • Tuesday 23 April, 12:45-1:15pm
FREE

About

The MacKinnon Collection of Scottish photography was recently acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland and is shared by both institutions. Curator Blake Milteer will provide an introduction to the collection and discuss its representation of Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through the 1940s – a century of dramatic transformation and innovation. This collection, originally amassed by Murray MacKinnon, is distinguished by the work of photographers who captured unprecedented images that brilliantly transport us back to a century of changing rural communities, growing cities and enduring historic sites, but also illuminate the faces and places that continue to affect our lives today.

Unknown, Roslin Factory Girls, about 1880

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  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
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  • Bike rack

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Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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