Art exhibition The vibrant, bohemian atmosphere of Paris at the end of the 19th century takes centre stage in a new exhibition in Edinburgh featuring the work of Toulouse-Lautrec. The show focuses on extraordinary posters that heralded a revolution in design and the birth of modern celebrity culture. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was one of […]
National Galleries of Scotland
An exceptional library of historic photographs, capturing a century of life in Scotland, has been acquired for £1 million from a private collector. The acquisition followed a rare collaboration between the National Library of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland. It contains more than 14,000 images – dating from the earliest days of photography […]
Two portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn, one of the greatest Scottish artists of the early nineteenth century, have entered the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which enables works of art to be presented to the nation and offset against inheritance tax. The acceptance of these two […]
An unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary Queen of Scots has been found hidden beneath another 16th-century portrait.
Art experience: Stand-up comedian and television personality Phill Jupitus returns to the National Galleries of Scotland this summer to sketch some of his favourite artworks on an iPad and encourage others to join in. Sketch Comic is part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and follows the success of two hugely popular runs in 2014 and […]