The Royal Institution
now named the Royal Scottish Academy
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This is the gallery
facing directly onto Princes Street, seen in the
photograph above. It was designed by Playfair
and built on wooden piles
as the ground on which it was built had been an earthen mound built over
Royal Institution, opened in 1822,
was the Headquarters
for the Board of Manufacturers.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Society of
Antiquities of Scotland
The Institution for the Encouragement
of the Fine Arts in Scotland
The Edinburgh Art Union
Edinburgh learned societies and Art organizations
The Royal Institution rented
space to the Royal Scottish Academy for its Annual Exhibitions, until it
could no longer afford the space to do so.
gallery has sculpture of Queen Victoria by Steele, the
sculptor who produced several other monuments around Edinburgh, above the entrance.