Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Bowie in sound and vision

THE life and times of David Bowie are celebrated at the Cameo Cinema tonight, on the first anniversary of his death.

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Jack Whitehall

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Richard Murphy. Picture: TSPL

Leading architect reveals vision for city’s Maggie’s Centre

THE award-winning architect behind a much-needed extension to the Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre has spoken of his desire to design a space “through the eyes of the patient”.

Edinburgh Castle is the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland with Instagram users. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

Instagram reveals top picture-friendly Scottish destinations

Edinburgh Castle is the most popular tourist attraction north of the border with Instagram users, with more than 170,000 images posted of the capital landmark in recent months.

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Staff at the museum have threatened a strike.

Museum workers in strike threat over being made to stand for hours

Staff at the National Museum of Scotland may strike because visitor assistants are forced to stand for hours, which they claim leads to health problems.

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Scottish Ballet's Hansel and Gretel 
Andrew Peasgood and Bethany Kingsley-Garner in Scottish Ballet's Hansel & Gretel. Photo by Christina Riley. (2)

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Julia Amour is director of Festivals Edinburgh, the body overseeing 12 of the city's main events.

Edinburgh Festival leaders sound warning bells for the future

Edinburgh will need to build a host of modern new venues, reinvent historic ones and combine cutting-edge technology with culture to remain world-leading in future, according to figureheads of the city’s flagship events.
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A sketch of Harry asleep on the Dursleys' doorstep

Harry Potter and the writers’ museum

HARRY Potter and the Writers’ Museum... no not the title of a new wizarding movie, but that of a display guaranteed to have fans of Hogwarts heading up the Royal Mile.

The National Galleries of Scotland has to raise 4 million by the middle of March to secure the future of The Monarch of the Glen.

National Galleries set to launch public appeal over The Monarch of the Glen

A public appeal is set to be mounted to help secure The Monarch of the Glen painting for the nation.
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The Monarch of the Glen has been on display thanks to a deal with owner Diageo, but the drinks giant now wants to seel the painting. Picture: contributed

Galleries consider public appeal to secure The Monarch of the Glen

A public appeal is set to be mounted to help secure The Monarch of the Glen painting for the nation, The Scotsman can reveal.

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David Beckham is to be recognised for his role as a fashion icon. Picture: PA

David Beckham to feature in Scottish National Portrait Gallery

He was a hero to millions of English football fans and the nemesis of the Tartan Army as he led the Three Lions into battle.

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Entry by Deborah Mullen

Expose the heart of the Capital with just one click

WE live in undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in the world – but can you capture the magic of Edinburgh with just one image?

The Scottish Government is ploughing an extra �90,000 to provide the curtain-raiser to the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2017. Photograph: Steven Scott Taylor

Let there be lights – and lasers – at Hogmanay tribute to 70th Festival

The 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh Festival are to be heralded at the climax of the capital’s Hogmanay festivities, organisers revealed today.

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Electric Circus on Market St.

Electric Circus forced to close as gallery expands

EDINBURGH’S Electric Circus nightclub is set to close to make way for an extension to one of Scotland’s leading art galleries.

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Nineteen Hundred Bar and Lounge at Hilton Carlton Hotel on North Bridge

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The letter penned by Fanny Stevenson the day after the author passed away.

Letter describing RL Stevenson's final hours secured for nation

A moving letter describing the final hours of Robert Louis Stevenson has been secured for the nation.
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A previously-unseen drawing by Joan Eardley from the new exhibition.

Unseen Joan Eardley works revealed in new exhibition

They would sit patiently for hours in her studio, glad of the warmth from the stove, and looking forward to the treacle sandwiches that were usually offered up as a treat.
The statue of the police chief and his wife will be a centrepiece of the exhibition.

Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Dozens of treasures discovered in an Egyptian tomb built for a police chief and his wife 3300 years ago are set to go on display in Edinburgh.

Panorama of Jenners department store created by Jorg Dietrich of

On this day in 1898: William Hamilton Beattie, Jenners’ architect dies

ONE of Edinburgh’s most revered Victorian architects passed away on this day 118 years ago.

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A restored section of the 17th century map.

Rare 17th century map found stuffed up an Aberdeen chimney is saved for the nation

It was scrunched up into a ball and stuffed up a chimney as a makeshift draught excluder.
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