Edinburgh Exhibitions  -  2004

Monumental Edinburgh

18 October  2003  to 24 January 2004

Open 10am to 5pm (Mon to Sat)

Admission Free.

Archibald Burns stereo card  -  The Sir Walter Scott Monument

City Art Centre, Market Street, Edinburgh

There are many statues and monuments, particularly around the centre of Edinburgh.  This exhibition provides an opportunity to discover more about them.  It is on two floors and includes maps, models, paintings by Thomas Lauder and by Ewbank, photographs by Begbie, and historical notes on many of the monuments, including:

Scott Monument and statues of Sir Walter Scott.

Market Cross High Street:  the site of a monument since 1365,  restored 1885.

National Monument  Calton Hill:  an unfinished memorial to Napoleonic Wars

Nelson Monument Calton Hill:  Designs by Alexander Nasmyth and Robert Burns

David Hume statue, High Street:  commissioned by the Saltire Society, 1993.

No booklet giving details of the exhibits is available at the time of the exhibition.  However, the City Art Centre hopes to produce such a booklet later in 2004.