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 371 museums in Scotland.

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Exhibitions in Scotland

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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...
Lanarkshire's War: 100 Years On
29Oct

Lanarkshire's War: 100 Years On

Looking back at the First World War from today’s viewpoint, it can often be seen as something which happened in distant battlefields across Europe. This exhibition explores the war not only from the e...
Untamed
05Aug

Untamed

This exhibition of Fiona’s work is a collection of her drawings and paintings, inspired by the landscape and wildlife around Gairloch. The artist has drawn from daily observations of her surroundings...
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...
A Sense of Place: Twentieth Century Scottish Painting
01Oct

A Sense of Place: Twentieth Century Scottish Painting

How have Scottish artists represented the world around them? Drawn from Dundee’s nationally significant fine art collection, this display focuses primarily on landscape painting. The exhibition focu...

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