We regret to announce that the National Galleries of Scotland exhibition Titian: Love, Desire, Death will no longer take place in Edinburgh. This exhibition was due to open in the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh in July this year as part of an international tour in partnership with the National Gallery, London, The Prado in Madrid and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
The exhibition opened in London on 16 March but closed after only three days due to the current lockdown and closure of the National Gallery in London. We have worked with our partners to consider options for re-scheduling the exhibition in Edinburgh at a later date but we have decided that this is not a viable possibility and have withdrawn from the tour. The exhibition will reopen in London later in the year.
Sir John Leighton, Director-General of National Galleries of Scotland commented: "We worked very hard with our partners to realise this important and ambitious project so it is sad for us that this cannot now be enjoyed by our public in Edinburgh. This show was originally planned as one of the highlights of our summer programme at the busiest time of the year during the Edinburgh Festival but without that context, against a backdrop of uncertainty around scheduling and visitor numbers, this project was no longer a viable proposition for us. We are however pleased to support our partners with our loans to the remainder of this tour.”
We understand that many will be disappointed and we do apologise for this unfortunate cancellation.
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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.
The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.
In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.
Gallery Social: Titian | Love, Desire, Death (for anyone affected by dementia)
Fri 24 Jul 2020
10:30am - 12 noon
British Sign Language (BSL) Tour: Titian | Love, Desire, Death
Sat 25 Jul 2020
11am - 12:30pm
Amplified Tour: Titian | Love, Desire, Death
Sun 16 Aug 2020
11am - 12 noon
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