Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Glasgow School of Art engulfed in flames for a second time

Glasgow School of Art has gone up in flames for the second time in four years, last night.

John Byrne was reunited with his famous pop-up book stage set for The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil at the National Library today.

John Byrne's 'pop-up book' Cheviot stage set to go on display at Dundee V&A

His paintings, album covers, plays and stage designs have made him one of Scotland's most popular cultural figures.
Jupiter Artland

Kids go free at Jupiter Artland Foundation

Kids go free this weekend at the Jupiter Artland Foundation in Wilkieston, making it the perfect time to take a day trip to one of Scotland’s most magical arts organisations.

View of Sugarhouse Close towards the Royal Mile

Edinburgh as seen by the eyes of a child

IT may be a long time since you last saw the Capital through the eyes of a child, but right now there’s a chance to do just that at the Museum of Edinburgh.

Space for more than 100 diners is being created in the second-floor restaurant of Dundee's new V&A museum, which will be transformed into a bar in the evening.

First look at Dundee V&A's waterfront restaurant and cafe

The first images of the restaurant and cafe which are being created for Dundee’s waterfront V&A museum have been revealed.

Tim Peake's Spacecraft will be open to the public until 4th August 2018.''P3 pupils from Dunipace Primary School near Falkirk helped with the unveiling. Picture: Neil Hanna

Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft goes on display in Edinburgh

THE SOYUZ space capsule which carried British astronaut to the International Space Station has gone on public display in Edinburgh.


Scottish photography treasure trove secured for the nation in million-pound deal

A vast private photography collection charting a century of life in Scotland has been secured for the nation.

The White Room, which was painted by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell in 1915, is expected to fetch up to 500,000 at auction next month.

Dozens of Scottish Colourist works set to go under the hammer for millions

A vast private collection of Scottish art treasures never seen in public before is expected to spark a multi-million pound bidding war when it comes under the hammer within weeks.
Two Portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn have entered the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. Picture: SWNS

Raeburn paintings acquired by National Galleries of Scotland

Two portraits by one of Scotland’s greatest artists have entered the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which enables works of art to be given to public collections and offset against inheritance tax charges.

Flying Officer Scott Bagshaw gives the Red Arrow Hawk wing a wipe (PIC: Greg Macvean)

Red Arrow jet goes on show exclusively at capital museum

A Red Arrows Hawk jet donated to an Edinburgh museum will be the only one of its kind on show in the UK.
Buddhist priests at Yongquan Monastery, Drum Mountain, Fuzhou, China. At the time of Thomson's visit about 200 monks lived there. He was intrigued by their robes which he thought resembled the monastic garb of medieval Europe.

Pioneering Scots photographer John Thomson ‘forgotten’ in home city

The work of a pioneering Scottish photographer who is celebrated in the Far East has been “forgotten” in his home city, it has been claimed.

An Lanntair in Stornoway staged a Sunday opening experiment between January and March to gauge public opinion.

Regular Sunday opening for Stornoway's arts centre ‘as soon possible’

A Hebridean arts centre will open on open on Sundays “as soon as possible” in the wake of a controversial trial.
Art-tastic fun for all the family at Galleries

Art-tastic fun for all the family at Galleries

PAINTING, outdoor exploring and BYOB tours (that’s bring your own baby), are just three of the activities planned by the National Galleries of Scotland as they get creative this Spring with a series of free and fun events for all the family.

Edinburgh Comic Con organiser Jamie Lundy with some of his comic collection

Stars of film and TV turn out for city Comic Con

COMICS are now big business thanks to numerous TV and movie spin-offs and consequent branded merchandise, however, characters like Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Superman were house-hold names long before they received the Hollywood treatment.

Beano bosses want Jacob Rees-Mogg to stop impersonating Walter Brown.

Beano accuses Jacob Rees-Mogg of impersonating Walter the Softy

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has insisted he his “flattered” after the creators of the Beano asked him to stop impersonating their long-running character Walter the Softy.
Gary Barlow

10 great things to do in Edinburgh in April

AS spring approaches, hard though it is to believe with the current weather, April brings a host of indoor and outdoor events to the Capital.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in the coming month...

John Byrne was named most stylish male at Kelvingrove gallery in Glasgow.

Artist and playwright John Byrne named Scotland’s most stylish man

John Byrne, the celebrated artist and writer, has been named Scotland’s most stylish man at the age of 78.

10 things not to miss at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival

THE Edinburgh International Festival revealed its 2018 programme last week.

Here’s my at a glance guide to 10 shows that are well worth adding to your must see list, walbeit for many different reasons.


In pictures: The 25 best new buildings in Scotland

The 25 best new buildings in Scotland have been revealed by Scotland’s top authority on architecture.

The National Museum of Scotland

Explore the National Museum of Scotland without leaving the house

THE NATIONAL Museum of Scotland can now be viewed by anyone in the world without leaving the house -- thanks to Google Maps.

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