Become a patron

Our Patrons share our passion for art and our commitment to caring for and growing the national collection for current and future generations to enjoy. Our Patrons are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with the National Galleries of Scotland to get closer to the art that they love.

For individual Patrons we ask for a minimum donation of £500 per year, and for joint Patrons* a minimum donation of £750 per year. Donations can also be made as a gift on behalf of someone else.

The encouragement and dedication of our Patrons enables the National Galleries of Scotland to realise many new possibilities.

Over the last 30 years, thanks to our Patrons, the National Galleries of Scotland has been able to purchase over 1,300 individual items, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photography to add the national collection. Additionally, the Patrons provide vital support with funding for special exhibitions and special projects, such as the Scottish National Gallery Project which will completely transform the display of the world’s greatest collection of Scottish art.

Without such philanthropy the National Galleries of Scotland would not be able to grow the national collection or provide so many ways to engage our visitors.

Please join us and help share, shape and secure our vision for the future.

Art supported by the Patrons

The generosity of our Patrons has enabled the National Galleries of Scotland to add over one thousand works of art into the national collection.

View some of the highlights


Contact us

Donations can be made by cheque, credit card, charity voucher, bank transfer, and annual or monthly direct debit. Cheques should be made payable to 'National Galleries of Scotland'.  *Joint Patrons must live at the same address. 

Development Office
Modern Two Lodge 
72 Belford Road
Edinburgh EH4 3DS

+44 (0)131 624 6344

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