Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands.

In the eighteenth century Scotland began to produce artists that were significant internationally, all influenced by neoclassicism, such as Allan Ramsay, Gavin Hamilton, the brothers John and Alexander Runciman, Jacob More and David Allan.

Museums in Scotland own significant collections of art, such as the National Gallery of Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland, the Burrell Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands.

In the eighteenth century Scotland began to produce artists that were significant internationally, all influenced by neoclassicism, such as Allan Ramsay, Gavin Hamilton, the brothers John and Alexander Runciman, Jacob More and David Allan.

Museums in Scotland own significant collections of art, such as the National Gallery of Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland, the Burrell Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

There are 374 museums in Scotland.

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Exhibitions in Scotland

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20th Century: Masterpieces of Scottish and European Art
18Feb

20th Century: Masterpieces of Scottish and European Art

This exhibition of works from the collection, offers an historical overview of some of the most significant art works made during the last century. It features some of the most important works in our...
The Scottish Warrior Exhibition
26May

The Scottish Warrior Exhibition

In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King͛s Museum invites visitors to challenge their perceptions of the ͚Scottish warrior͛. The exhibition will explor...
Foyer Exhibition: Blood, Sweat and Tears – Conserving Mackenzie’s 19th century uniform
05Jan

Foyer Exhibition: Blood, Sweat and Tears – Conserving Mackenzie’s 19th century uniform

Lieutenant-General Colin Mackenzie (1806 – 1881) was the son in law of Admiral John Douglas of Kinmount, near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway. His blood stained uniform coat was kept as a reminder of h...
Safer Steps: The Work of the HALO Trust
04Mar

Safer Steps: The Work of the HALO Trust

Celebrating the work of the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation, this exhibition explores the lifesaving work of this major Scottish charity through personal testimony, photograph...
Heart, Coeur, Corazon
31Mar

Heart, Coeur, Corazon

Throughout history, and across every culture, the heart has been portrayed in a huge variety of ways. This exhibition explores the rich cultural significance and the anatomy of the heart. By using our...

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