Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

5000 art lovers back online campaign to halt closure of Botanics gallery

More than 5000 people have backed a campaign calling for a long-running Edinburgh art gallery to be saved from closure.
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Amanda Catto, Creative Scotland's of visual arts, admits the sector suffers from "a culture of low or no pay."

Fears for future of Scotland's visual arts scene revealed

Scotland’s award-winning visual arts scene has slipped into a precarious and unsustainable financial state, according to a major new report.
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Trevor Jones shows off the app with his Donald Trump portrait. Photograph: Neil Hanna

Leith artist turns rubbish into portraits of politicians

An artist is turning rubbish he finds on the streets of Edinburgh into portraits of politicians such as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, David Cameron and Tony Blair – which are then brought to life with the help of new technology.

Anatomical Museum, Teviot Place.

Five unusual Edinburgh museums you should visit

From anatomy to boxing.

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Ivory, Apes and Peacocks by John Duncan

Drawing Attention at the Scottish National Gallery

HERCULES, the Queen of Sheba and the God Apollo - five centuries of artist impressions feature in Drawing Attention, an intriguing new exhibition of exceptional but rarely displayed drawings go on show at the Scottish National Gallery from today.

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 Adam Abbou 'Billy Elliot' and Ensemble. by Alastair Muir.

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Abbeyhill artists open their doors

A TREASURE hunt, The Singing Street, Masie the Morningside moggy with her creator Aileen Paterson, and more than 60 creatives showcasing their work in their own homes - just some of the highlights of the Abbeyhill Colony of Artists 11th Annual Exhibition.

Vanessa Braidwood - great-great-granddaughter of fire brigade pioneer James Braidwood visited the Fire Museum at Lauriston. Picture; Neil Hanna

Campaigners urge Nicola Sturgeon to save Fire Museum

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Edinburgh’s Museum of Fire are asking Nicola Sturgeon to intervene and halt the sale of the historic fire station where it is based.

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Revellers pack into Princes Street to welcome in 2016. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh festive events under threat due to gallery’s revamp

EDINBURGH’S Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations are under threat from the £16.8 million project to expand Scotland’s flagship art gallery, it has emerged.

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The Goldfinch is to go on display in Edinburgh.

Dutch masterpiece The Goldfinch to go on show in Scotland for the first time

A Dutch painting which has inspired a modern-day literary sensation and a forthcoming Hollywood film is to go on display in Scotland for the first time.

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Sculptor Sandy Stoddart in his studio in Paisley. Picture: Robert Perry

Edinburgh architects’ effect on skyline compared to ISIS

MODERN architects have been accused of rampaging around Scotland’s capital like ISIS, by one of the Queen’s official artists.

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The revamp is now due for completion  in 2019.

Delay for £16.8m Scottish National Gallery overhaul

The opening of a multi-million pound extension to Scotland’s flagship art gallery has been put back until 2019 – despite the project clearing its final planning hurdle.

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Outlander convention at Corn Exchange

OUTLANDER, the Starz TV drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s historical time travel novels, has proved a world-wide smash since premiering in 2014.

Edinburgh born artist Peter Doig. Picture: Jane Barlow

Judge backs Edinburgh-born artist in painting row

An American judge has ruled that a celebrated Scottish artist was right when he insisted he did not paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker.

The Scottish Parliament. Picture: Scott Louden

Edinburgh sites in running to be crowned building of the century

THE Scottish Parliament building and the modern extension to Edinburgh’s Victorian Royal Museum will compete with a shopping centre, a former tyre factory and a tiny concrete castle for the honour of being named the nation’s best building of the last century.

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Harry Bensons pictures are on show at the Scottish Parliament  in a Festival retrospective. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scots photographer fears worst if ‘dangerous’ Trump is president

A Scottish photographer who has captured every US president since Eisenhower on camera says he is fearing the worst if Donald Trump enters the White House because he is so “dangerous”.

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The first ever printed map of Scotland from 1560.

Oldest map of Scotland goes on display in Edinburgh

THE first ever printed image of Scotland is set to go on public display as part of a major exhibition of some of the world’s most magnificent maps.

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National Gallery of Scotland has a brand new website. Picture: Ian Rutherford

National Galleries of Scotland launches innovative website

THE entire National Galleries of Scotland collection is to become digitally accessible following the launch of an innovative new website.

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