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When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood from the National Galleries of Scotland

On now until 13 May 2018

Admission free

93 works

The second in a series of thematic photography exhibitions, this display documents the experience and representation of childhood to coincide with Scotland’s Year of the Young Person 2018. Using photographs from the permanent collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, When We Were Young explores not only how the experience of childhood has changed over the years, but also how the portrayal of children has shifted too. Featuring daguerreotypes from the 1840s to digital prints from 2017, the exhibition is sure to delight visitors young and old. Part of Luminate Festival 2017.



Related events

Tour Communities & access
Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop - When we were Young
  • Portrait
  • 21 February 2018
  • 10:15am - 3:30pm
  • FREE
Drop-in event Families & children
When We Were Young – Sing-Along Songs from the Past (Ages 4+)
  • Portrait
  • 24 February 2018
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
  • FREE
Conference or seminar Adults
Research Conference: When We Were Young
  • National
  • 17 March 2018
  • 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • FREE
Lecture or talk Adults
When We Were Young: Jackanory for Grown Ups
  • Portrait
  • 2 May 2018
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • £5.00