The Friends of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
The Friends of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
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DateLecture
26 November 2018Scottish National Art Collection
29 October 2018Stirling City Heritage Trust
24 September 2018Historic Scottish Silver
26 March 2018Recycling Old Glasgow
26 February 2018The Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement
29 January 2018Scottish Lighthouses
27 November 2017James Watt and Kinneil
30 October 2017Mountaineering in Scotland
25 September 2017Scottish Pottery - some Stirling connections
27 March 2017George Forrest Plant Hunter
27 February 2017Joseph Farington in Scotland
30 January 2017Inner Forth Landscape Initiative: A River's Tale
28 November 2016Scottish War Art and Artists 1850-2000
24 October 2016James VII, King of Scots
26 September 2016Stirling's Historic Shopfronts
31 May 2016National Fund for Acquisitions
28 March 2016Medical Uses of Wild Plants
29 February 2016Putting Stirling on the Map
25 January 2016Stirling University Art Collection
30 November 2015V&A Design Museum, Dundee
26 October 2015Glasgow’s Hidden Treasures II
28 September 2015The Livingstons of Callendar House

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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.