Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Mabel Had a Fun Time at Camp

Sandy Thomas | Posted 17.10.2012 | Home
Sandy Thomas

We got to talk to our daughter Mabel tonight! She's been at Girl Scout camp for 13 days. We were able to email her, but she could not send any emails to us.

The Queen Gets Cultural (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

The Queen has begun a week-long stay in Scotland marking her Diamond Jubilee with a visit to Edinburgh's newly-refurbished Scottish National Portrait ...

Perceiving The Modern World At The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Neil Simpson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

In Citizens of the World: David Hume and Allan Ramsay, we are treated to some of the painter Allan Ramsay's most celebrated works. Throughout the exhibition we can draw connections between the overlapping lives of great enlightened philosophers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume.

Exploring the Heroic at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Neil Simpson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has recently reopened after a dramatic overhaul lasting several years. Founded in 1889, the Gallery has one of the largest collections of portraits in the world, but is often overlooked. Sitting on Edinburgh's Queen Street, it was formerly a quiet and cosy affair; a poor neighbour to the resplendent classical facades of the Royal Academy and National Gallery.

From Rebellion to Romanticism on Canvas

Neil Simpson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

For Thomas Carlyle, the spiritual father of Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the 'oldest Scottish portrait I can recollect to have seen, of any worth, is that of James IV'. This is, almost, the first portrait that we come across in the first gallery. But before we even begin the journey, we are greeted by an ingenious little curatorial warning in the form of Patrick Grant.