Visit to the Scottish National Photographic Collection, Edinburgh

25 November 2016 - 26 November 2016

15:00 - 18:00

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street
United Kingdom

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Non RPS Member£10.00 
RPS Member£5.00 
Group Member£0.00 

This is an opportunity to see photographs from the Scottish National Collection, both as an exhibition and as selected work and to visit some of the locations of Hill and Adamson's best known photographs.


Friday 25th November 2016

Afternoon (3pm)

Meet at the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street at 3 p.m to visit “The View from Here”, the first of a new series of exhibitions drawing on the Scottish National Photographic Collection. This exhibition looks at landscape images from the collection dating from the 1850s to 2013.  Anne M. Lyden, Curator of Photography for the National Museums of Scotland will be present to welcome us and give a brief overview of the exhibition, but please note this will not be a guided tour.

Saturday 26th November 2016

Morning (10.30am)

Meet at the Library of the National Portrait Gallery at 10.30 a.m., here Anne will give a talk on the collection and show examples from it. Space in the library is limited to a maximum of 15 people, and there will be two presentations by Anne, so please note only a maximum of 30 people can be accommodated and this will be on a first come basis.


Join the grand Hill and Adamson Tour round Edinburgh. This will be a visit to sites associated with these iconic photographers and may include Calton Hill, the Dean Cemetery where D.O. Hill is buried, Greyfriars Kirk and Kirkyard, Rock House, possibly Newhaven and more.  The tour will be led by acknowledged experts on these two photographers. The exact details of this will depend on the weather and available access to some of the locations.


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Image: Hill and Adamson "Asleep among the grass, Master Hope Finlay" (RPS Collection)

Donald Stewart FRPS
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01592 840277

Region: ScotlandGroup(s): Historical