The Granton Art Centre is Scotland’s first purpose-built art store for paintings, drawings and sculptures from the national collection. It provides 1,300 square metres of secure and climate-controlled storage space.
It is a living archive, full of potential inspiration for artists, researchers, schools, and individuals where visitors are able to see artworks up close.
Doors Open Days 2021
In September 2021, the Art Movement Team is taking part in Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days, run by the Cockburn Association. Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment.
It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year. Due to COVID-19, we have created a digital resource for Doors Open Day 2021. We created this short film to give viewers a glimpse into the sculpture stores.
Viewers can also watch our Doors Open Day 2020 video showing you behind the scenes of our painting stores.