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Shining a Light

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Conservation Department, Modern One
  • Thu 10 Oct 201910 - 10:45am
  • Thu 10 Oct 201911:30am - 12:15pm
  • Thu 10 Oct 20191 - 2pm
  • Thu 10 Oct 20192:15 - 3:15pm
  • Thu 10 Oct 20193:30 - 4:30pm
£ 10.00

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The Conservation Department invites you for a behind the scenes visit to see the National Galleries of Scotland’s microfader. There are only around 30 microfaders in use in the world and Conservation staff at the Galleries have been working with the technology to analyse the collection. It is a tool that tests how sensitive an artwork is to light and helps us understand how colours may change over time. Hear about how it works and how curators use it on projects such as the redevelopment of our Scottish National Gallery.

Conservator working on the Chila Kumari Burman work Kevin MacNeil, © Chila Kumari Burman

Gallery facilities

The Changing Places toilet is located in the rear car park of Modern One with accessible parking spaces located nearby. The unit is open 9am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

A full accessibility guide is available at for Modern One and Modern Two.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

Our Friends

Our Friends

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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