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Edinburgh Today

National Galleries

Playfair Project

  Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Royal Institution from Princes Street ©

Royal Scottish Academy

Restoration

Major work has been carried out on the Royal Scottish Academy, at the foot of the Mound,  beginning in 1999.  Restoration has been carried out both inside and outside the gallery, and an underground link  and provide a link to the National Gallery of Scotland, immediately to the South.

 The National Galleries  -  Excavation work for the Playfair Project  -  20 August 2002 ©

This is the Playfair Project.  Stage One of this project has cost £30m, and is due to be completed in time to enable the Gallery to open again to host an exhibition of Monet paintings on 6 August 2003.

Finishing touches are now [July 03] being put to the exterior furnishings, including some attractive new railings and lamp-posts around the gallery.  The foundations have been made sound with a concrete base underground replacing the rotted timber piles which have recently been unable to provide much support for the building.

The interior is now air conditioned to the standard required to host major exhibitions. The stone walls and floors of North American oak, new glass lift and circular staircase await the opening on 6 August.

Phase 2 of the Playfair project includes a Café, exhibition space and the underground link to the National Gallery of Scotland is due to be completed ahead of schedule in August 2004.

[Edinburgh Evening News  1 July 2003, pp. 14, 15]

Queen Victoria Statue

Contributions are being sought to help fund the development work in the galleries. 
A private donation of £100,000 has been received, the money to be used to restore the statue of Queen Victoria that sits on to of the National Galley.

Re-opening - Stage 1

The Gallery was re-opened with a private viewing of its Monet exhibition on Saturday 2 August 2003.  Four days later, the exhibition, comprising 74 paintings by Monet, was opened to the public.

The Royal Scottish Academy re-opens with its Monet exhibition  -  August 2003 ©

There appeared to have been very successful.  There were 19,000 visitors in the first week, and a long queue on the final day that the exhibition was open, in October.

The exhibition attracted a total of 173,000 visitors, and made a healthy profit.  The previous record attendance for an exhibition at the gallery was 85,000

Re-opening - Stage 2

Stage 2 of the development provides an link between the two existing galleries at the foot of the mount, with a classical frontage facing to the east on to East Princes Street Gardens.

This link will include a new 200-seat lecture theatre, education rooms, an IT gallery and a new Café overlooking Princes Street Gardens.  It will open on Thursday 5 August 2004, eight months ahead of schedule, in time for the Gallery's new exhibition:   The Age of Titian.

Other Galleries

The galleries being linked as part of the Playfair Project are just two of five galleries in Edinburgh owned by the National Galleries of Scotland.

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks