The Friends of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
The Friends of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
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26 November 2018Scottish National Art Collection
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Scottish National Art Collection
Lesley Fraser
Monday 26 November 2018

Lecture starts at 7.30pm; doors open at 7pm

Tickets at the door £5 (Friends £4) includes tea/coffee and biscuits


Many visitors to Edinburgh will be familiar with the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on Belford Road. These buildings house the art collection which belongs to all of us in Scotland. But what is a national art collection and how did all these priceless works of art come to be in a public gallery?

Lesley Fraser, art historian and teaching fellow at the University of Edinburgh, will talk about the history and development of our national art collection and the beautiful buildings which house them.