The Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland share our enthusiasm for art, fondness for the national collection and our commitment to ensure that its quality is maintained for future generations to enjoy.

The support of our Patrons is vital for the work of the galleries; their generosity has enabled us to acquire over 1,200 individual items, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photography. Additionally, the Patrons provide valuable help with funding for special exhibitions and major projects, such as the recent transformation of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Our Patrons are invited to develop a close relationship with the National Galleries of Scotland based on their own individual interests in the work that we do. In recognition of their support and commitment we are able to offer a package of attractive and exclusive benefits – including a dedicated seasonal event programme incorporating exhibition private views, special evenings with curators, breakfasts, suppers and guided tours of the exhibitions before they open to the public.

Highlights of our event programme also include an annual summer party and overseas Patrons’ tours.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a Patron of the National Galleries of Scotland. For further information please contact us.


Contact information

  • Patrons Office
    • Lindsay Zegleman, Development Assistant

      Donations can be made by cheque, credit card, charity voucher or bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable to 'National Galleries of Scotland'.

    • Dean Lodge, 72 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS
    • +44 (0)131 624 6344