The staff and Trustees would like to thank all those who have given their support, donations and works of art, or who have left legacies or in memoriam gifts to the National Galleries of Scotland in 2016-2017. In addition we would like to thank the Friends, Patrons and American Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland for their continued interest in, and support for, our work.
The Monarch of the Glen
We are delighted that The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer has been acquired for the nation. The painting has been in private and corporate collections since 1851.
Thank you for your support which has ensured that this magnificent work will be enjoyed by millions of people for generations to come. The acquisition has been made possible thanks to a part gift from Diageo Scotland Ltd, with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dunard Fund, the Art Fund, the William Jacob Bequest, the Turtleton Trust, the K.T.Wiedemann Foundation, Inc. and the public.
The Portrait Gallery project
Portrait of the Nation was our project to transform the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to create a fantastic new home for the gallery's outstanding collection. Our campaigns focused on the artistic features of the Great Hall including our 'Gallery of the Stars' and the chance to 'Take Your Place in History'.
Our 'Gallery of the Stars' involved selecting a unique star from the 30 panels which sit above the Great Hall.
'Take Your Place in History' donors were invited to adopt one of the great men and women from Scottish history represented in the processional frieze along the balcony of the Great Hall.