Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Wednesday 15 March, 6-8pm
£14, Friends and guests

Booking essential


The National Trust for Scotland cares for a range of properties, including Broughton House, the home of the painter Edward Atkinson Hornel in Kirkcudbright and Patrick Geddes' town home, 14 Ramsay Gardens in Edinburgh. The former has a collection of photographs that Hornel used throughout his career; while the latter has several murals, commissioned by Geddes and painted by Mary Rose Hill Burton in 1897.

Dr Antonia Laurence Allen, Regional Curator for the National Trust for Scotland, will examine how a mutual contact, Mary Rose's brother William K Burton, helped provide them with a new way of seeing by introducing them to Japanese photographers. From Geddes' co-operative flats and vision of Social Union in Edinburgh, to the workshop of one of Japan's most prolific photographers, Ogawa Kazumasa, down to London and back to Hornel's studio in Kirkcudbright: it demonstrates the tight social networks available to Scots at the time, as well as the occasional links NTS curators find between seemingly disparate properties.

This event has been rescheduled from our cancelled spring 2020 events programme, with some slight changes to the subject.

EA Hornel, Two Geishas, 1921-25. Collection: The National Trust for Scotland, Broughton House and Garden

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Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

There is limited on street parking close by including for those with a blue badge.

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

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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