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The National Galleries

The Mound Precinct

Today

In recent years the Mound Precinct has been a popular venue for street entertainment, particularly during the Edinburgh Festival each August.  

It has seen a Galloping Horses Funfair Ride each Christmas.

But now this whole area is a building site, with major work being carried out at the Royal Scottish Academy (now closed until 2003) and proposed at the National Gallery of Scotland (still open, with access through its 'back door').

A large banner hangs on the front of the Royal Scottish Academy, facing on to Princes Street, featuring a bust of Sir Walter Scott wearing a safety helmet, and declaring the opening date of 2003.

The Future

for both Galleries

   Artist's Impression of a Proposed new entrance to the National Galleries of Scotland

The proposed work on the National Gallery of Scotland was announced in November 2000, as The Playfair Project, named after William Henry Playfair, the architect of the Royal Scottish Academy (built 1826) and the National Gallery of Scotland (1850-59).

Monet Exhibition

August 2003

The Playfair project will bring the two galleries up to a standard where they are able to host major exhibitions of paintings.  The first such exhibition is due to be hosted by the National Gallery of Scotland immediately following completion of stage 1 of the Playfair Project in August 2003.

This is to be an exhibition of more than 80 of Claude Monet's landscape and seascape paintings.  Further details can be found on the National Galleries of Scotland web site.

The Playfair Project

National Gallery of Scotland

This project, will cost 27m, and will create an additional 15,000 sq ft of temporary exhibition space, together with a 200-seat theatre, a 75-seat seminar room, a 150-seat restaurant and an IT centre at the National Gallery of Scotland.

The Playfair Project

The Royal Scottish Academy

The Royal Scottish Academy has recently had major work carried out to stabilise the building.  It was built on 4000 timber piles, most of which subsequently rotted, so 380,000 litres of concrete have now been injected beneath the building to give it a sound base again.

The next phase of work on the Royal Scottish Academy began in 2001.  This involves structural repairs, new lighting, humidity controls and filtration  to bring the gallery up to a standard suitable for hosting international art exhibitions. 

There will also be improved visitor facilities, and some of Playfair's original galleries, bricked-up during the last refurbishment in 1909, will be opened again.  This work should be completed in summer 2003.

The Playfair Project

Underground Link between the Galleries

The final stage of work will be tunnelling of 50,000 tons of earth to create an underground  link between the two galleries. 

There will be a circular glass lift, and access from a concourse area overlooking Princes Street Gardens, together with new educational and visitor facilities. 

This stage is due to be completed in summer 2005.

[Royal Scottish Academy Press Office and Edinburgh Evening News]

  

 

The National Galleries

Story

1840s      Earthen Mound      2 Galleries      4 Galleries     Future      Artists

Photography

Thumbnails     Future     Exhibitions

Exhibitions

1850s    1876    1890    1995

Art Manufactures 1856   1857   1861

Maps:

The Mound     6 small maps      1830      1840     1850     1860     1870     2001

 

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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