Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Work starts at Fountainbridge for new Edinburgh Printmakers

Builders have begun work to transform the last remnant of Edinburgh’s industrial past into a £12.3 million hub for artists in Fountainbridge.

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Muskets At Dawn: Museum Marks 200 Years Since Town Guard Unrest.   Picture; Greg Macvean

The story of Edinburgh’s first fearsome police force

Muskets and swords in hand, a menacing band of men patrolled the city day and night drumming up fear and bringing law and order to the streets of 18th-century Edinburgh for the first time.

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Photographer Frank Hayley seen with an early movie camera beneath the bow of the 'Endurance.'

Images of Shackleton's 'Endurance' expedition revealed in Edinburgh

Dozens of dramatic pictures capturing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed Antarctic exhibition and his crew’s desperate battle for survival have gone on display in Edinburgh.
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Leith Depot, Leith Walk

Leithlate art collective set to take over The Walk

LEITHLATE returns on Thursday with a programme filled with visual art, theatre, poetry, live music and film, as well as much anticipated Mural Tours and a brand new Public Poetry Trail.

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Star Wars Identities exhibition, in London's O2

Liam Rudden: Star Wars Identities - The Force is strong within you

A LONG time ago in a galaxy far, far away... well, back in 1977 (and not too far away really), the latest blockbuster to hit cinema screens was a ‘space western’ called Star Wars. It was the start of a phenomenon that, to this day, boasts one of the most active global fandoms ever.

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The Monarrch of the Glen mastepiece will begin a nationwide tour in October.

National tour of Monarch of the Glen revealed

A nationwide tour of one of Scotland’s most iconic paintings has been unveiled - months after its future was secured.
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Work on the proposed expansion for the Scottish National Gallery was supposed to start in the spring of this year.

Scottish National Gallery extension abandoned after cost soars

A multi-million pound overhaul of Scotland’s flagship art gallery has had to be scaled back due to soaring cost over-runs and delays.
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Senior curator Dr Martin Goldberg with an object from the Galloway Hoard.

Viking hoard to go on display in Edinburgh within weeks

More than half of a 1000-year-old Viking hoard found stuffed inside a pot buried in a field are to go on public display in Edinburgh within weeks.
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Edinburgh student designs mat for refugees

An Edinburgh Napier student has designed a safe sleeping mat for refugees after being inspired by her time volunteering in Greece.

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The Festival of Museums at the Edinburgh's Anatomical Museum with Grace Robertson, 9, Evie Mason, 8

Spend three days (but no nights) in Capital’s many museums

BETWEEN tomorrow and Sunday, the largest ever Festival of Museums will celebrate Scotland’s culture and history with more than 140 events taking place across the three days.

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Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show

Edinbrick Lego show raises funds and fun

FROM Star Wars to Gotham City, local landmarks to the wild Wild West, there’s something to capture most imaginations at Edinbrick, the Capital’s first Lego Model Show, at Summerhall, this Saturday.

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Artist impression of a statue of a five metre high bear.

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Andy Scott to erect John Muir ‘bear’ statue in Dunbar

THE Scots artist who wowed the world with The Kelpies is now planning to erect a statue of a five metre high bear.

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Setting Sun by Duncan Shanks from the exhibition Winter Journey

175 years of the home of Scottish colourists

THIS month, The Scottish Gallery, Scotland’s oldest gallery and home of The Scottish Colourists, celebrates its 175th Birthday by showcasing significant new works in three landmark exhibitions.

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Aaron Johnston sews the tapestry he made. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scottish Diaspora tapestry to go on display for first time

A UNIQUE tapestry chronicling the impact of Scots throughout the world has gone on display in its entirety for the first time, after being gradually enlarged by an army of volunteers as it travelled the globe.

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Rosalind Nashashibi would be the sixth graduate from Glasgow School of Art to win the Turner Prize.

Glasgow School of Art graduate up for Turner Prize

A Palestinian artist is in the running to become the sixth Glasgow School of Art graduate to win Britain’s most prestigious art prize.

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Mine Girl was erected at the Scott Monument in the dead of night for the most romantic day of the year. Picture: PA

Mystery Mine heart sculpture reappears at City Art Centre exhibition

IT arrived mysteriously underneath the Scott Monument on Valentine’s Day – before being revealed as the ultimate act of love.

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Hugh Morrison examines an 18th century shield used by Highland clansmen.

Scottish art treasures to go on display in China

Dozens of historic Scottish paintings, photographs and historic treasures have been sent more than 5,000 miles away to go on display in the heart of one of China’s leading cultural attractions.

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Edinburgh Sketcher tour

Edinburgh Sketcher exhibition to take place in Assembly Rooms

Join the city’s resident sketcher to capture the iconic beauty of the Assembly Rooms as he embarks on a one-off new tour to mark the venue’s 230th anniversary tomorrow.

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The Terrace, Cassis by Samuel Peploe

Peploe painting goes under the hammer

A WORK by a famous Scottish artist is expected to sell for between £60,000 and £80,000 when it goes under the hammer in the Capital next week, at Bonhams Scottish Sale.

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Structural Fiction by Andrew Henderson

All is not as it seems in surreal exhibition

LOCAL sculptor and artist Andrew Henderson has developed a surrealistic approach to his work thanks to a background in filmmaking and theatrical production design.

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