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Scotland's Photograph Album: The MacKinnon Collection

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 21 January 2020, 6.30-8.30pm
£ 14.00

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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. Originally amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon, these historic photographs 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. MacKinnon Collection Curator Blake Milteer will provide an overview of the collection and discuss its representation of Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through the 1940s – a century of dramatic transformation and innovation.

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John D. Stephen, Dawn of Light and Liberty, National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. Acquired jointly with assistance from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Scottish Government and the Art Fund.

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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.

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  • Bike rack

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The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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