Scottish National Gallery revamp plans revealed

October 7, 2018 by  

Plans for a complete transformation of the Scottish National Gallery, which is located in Edinburgh, have now officially been revealed to the general public.

This project is set to cost £22m to complete and will see a number of new spaces for exhibitions added to the building, as well as better overall access, with visitors to be able to get to the gallery from Princes Street Gardens once the work is complete. Several displays are already being planned for the new-look building.

Among these will be an exhibition of work by the Scot Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with new displays set to be of both national and international artists. The gallery is intending to bring in more volunteer staff and add a day specially for families.

There will also be revamped garden areas, a new café and a bigger gift shop, and venues like this often turn to places offering poster printing to help stock their shops.

Speaking to BBC News, Fiona Hyslop of the Scottish government said:

“This exciting project will further enhance our nation’s profile and raise the international profile of our world-class galleries, ensuring that visitors in Scotland and from all over the world can enjoy our arts and cultural heritage.”

The refurbished gallery is due to be finished by the start of 2021 and is being funded by the government and the National Lottery.