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Ray Harryhausen figures spotted in Edinburgh

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To celebrate the reopening of Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema on 26 April at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two), the National Galleries of Scotland have let some of the iconic...

Monsters, movies, and biomechanics: Celebrating Ray Harryhausen

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by Jason Gilchrist, Edinburgh Napier UniversityIt’s the early 1980s and I’m about ten years old. On the TV is a fantasy movie replete with swords and ships. And monsters: monsters of metal, monsters of...

Modern One is open for visitors

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Modern One building at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has reopened today.Those visiting can enjoy the much-loved artworks of the nation’s art collection again, and in a different way. The National Galleries of Scotland are limiting the...

At National Galleries of Scotland this autumn – Ray Harryhausen, Titan of Cinema

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A thrilling and immersive exhibition on the pioneering and  unparalleled work of Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013), the cinematic titan whose movies shaped the face of modern cinema, will be coming to the National Galleries of...

National Galleries of Scotland will reopen this month

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Scotland’s national art collection will be available as today the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) can share the dates and details of the first phase of our gradual reopening. The Scottish National Gallery will reopen to the public on Monday...

Enjoy the space at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art today – with...

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From today the grounds at Modern One and Two are now properly open again along with a pop-up café serving coffee and cake. The grounds have been open throughout but only for those walking,...

New director appointed at the Galleries

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NEW DIRECTOR OF COLLECTION AND RESEARCHThe National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) has announced the appointment of Dr Line Clausen Pedersen as their new Director of Collection and Research.   Dr Clausen Pedersen is an independent scholar and curator. From 2003 to 2019, she was employed...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery to end BP relationship

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The National Galleries of Scotland have today issued an announcement about their relationship with BP and The BP Portrait Award 2019 exhibition."At the National Galleries of Scotland we recognise that we have a responsibility...

Shop now officially open at National Gallery

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We were at the official opening of the new gift shop at the National Gallery this evening (by mistake rather than by invitation, but we can tell you that the shop is bigger than...

National Galleries of Scotland acquire first Dorothea Tanning painting

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SPELLBINDING SURREALIST PAINTING BECOMES FIRST DOROTHEA TANNING WORK ACQUIRED FOR SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL ART COLLECTIONThis new addition to the collection has been purchased with assistance from the Henry and Sula Walton Fund and Art Fund. Surrealist...

East Princes Street Gardens are open again

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National Galleries Scotland (NGS) have completed their work to create a new accessible path in East Princes Street Gardens has been opened to the public, the first milestones in the redevelopment of the Scottish...

Edinburgh Art Festival 2019 : the creators behind Night Walk for Edinburgh

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In one of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s first collaborations, a suspended TV monitor shows George’s feet jumping up and down. We hear the sound of his feet thumping on the floor, the...

Harryhausen restored models to go on display at Modern Two next year

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Today, to mark the birth of one of the greats of cinema 99 years ago, National Galleries of Scotland announce a collaboration with the late Ray Harryhausen's family.In collaboration with the late filmmaker's...

Scottish National Gallery – work starts on creating accessible paths

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The Scottish National Gallery is being revamped and work will continue from today with some noticeable changes to the facilities in and around the gallery.The gallery shop and the Scottish Café and Restaurant...
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Get a little Turner in your life this January

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The Turner in January exhibition opens at the Scottish National Gallery today,so go now as the paintings will only be on show till the end of the month.The exhibition of radiant watercolours produced by...
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Key Partners Join Council in Signing Agreement to Transform Granton Waterfront

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The City of Edinburgh Council, National Galleries of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh College, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust have signed an agreement to work together with the aim of creating a...

Pin-Ups: Toulouse Lautrec and The Art of Celebrity

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Moulin Rouge Dancers Launch first Toulouse-Lautrec Show at the National Galleries of ScotlandTwo dancers from the Moulin Rouge in Paris – Mathilde Tutiaux and Lucy Monaghan – paid a very special visit to Edinburgh...

National Galleries of Scotland – major building project now starting

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The National Galleries of Scotland are expanding with a new public space linking the galleries to Princes Street Gardens and a new coffee shop by Christmas.There will be new displays throughout the gallery as...

Important painting acquired by National Galleries of Scotland

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National Galleries of Scotland have acquired an important painting by Leonora Carrington who died in 2011.Her Portrait of Max Ernst is regarded as exceptional and is the first of Carrington's works to enter the Scottish...

#ScotlandsPhotos Thousands of photographs in new collection now on display

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In a special joint project between National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland a new collection of historic photographs has gone on public display.The collection of more than 14,000 images dates...

VIDEO : Two new Raeburn paintings gifted to the National Galleries of Scotland

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Two new paintings by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) have been donated to the National Galleries of Scotland using the Acceptance in Lieu scheme where artworks can be donated to satisfy a tax liability.The inheritance...

Edinburgh Welcomes Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools Roadshow

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Last week, Stenhouse Primary School enjoyed a fun-filled day of art as the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools arrived in Edinburgh. Primary six students at the Edinburgh school got involved in the creative sessions...

National Galleries of Scotland announce highlights for 2018

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 As usual the National Galleries of Scotland will have an exciting and wide-ranging programme of exhibitions in 2018. Today they have announced some of the highlights including the German Expressionist Emil Nolde and the extraordinary...

At the RSA – Ages of Wonder

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Ages of Wonder : Scotland's Art 1540 to Now 4 November 2017 to 7 January 2018Royal Scottish Academy The Mound EH2 2EL#Ages of WonderThis is a massive exhibition taking over the whole gallery from...

#loveitdeerly Join in the fundraising for Monarch of the Glen

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Last night at The Mound (and again tonight Friday) the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) put on a light show.  The animation of a deer on the side of the gallery is to highlight the...

Appeal to raise funds for iconic painting

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The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) has launched an appeal to secure an iconic painting for the nation.They want The Monarch of the Glen, a 19th century work by Sir Edwin Landseer, for permanent...

New galleries to replace the dead end at Scottish National Gallery

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The National Galleries of Scotland are about to embark upon a £16.8 million modernisation programme which will triple the space available to them.The new galleries will tell the story of art in Scotland from the...

At the Scottish National Gallery : Drawing Attention – Rare Works on Paper

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Some rarely seen drawings will go on display at the National Galleries of Scotland from this Saturday 24 September 2016. Spanning five centuries, Drawing Attention will demonstrate the extraordinary range and depth of the collection by highlighting...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Zoo is open today! Please note: entrance charges apply, some animal houses close 30 minutes before the Zoo closes, Zoo opening may be affected by severe weather (see website for updates), and you...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014 Dog Tales: The Dogs Trust will host this storytelling and crafts session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership. For ages 5-10. 2-3pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street.Messy Nativity! 4-5.30pm,...

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