Scottish National Gallery

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National Gallery of Scotland and Royal Scottish Academy Building, viewed from the South

The Scottish National Gallery (formerly the National Gallery of Scotland) is the national art gallery of Scotland.

It is on The Mound in central Edinburgh, close to Princes Street. The building was designed in a neoclassical style by William Playfair, and first opened to the public in 1859.[1]

The gallery houses Scotland's national collection of fine art, ahowing Scottish and international art from the beginning of the Renaissance to the start of the 20th century.

The Scottish National Gallery is run by the National Galleries of Scotland. This public body also owns the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. These museums are also in Edinburgh.

References[change | change source]

  1. Campbell, Donald 2003. Edinburgh: a cultural and literary history. Signal Books. p120. ISBN 9781902669731.