This Edinburgh Gallery, which closed its doors to the public last April, is currently undergoing a massive
£18 million transformation to turn it into a 21st-century museum marvel.
On time and in budget, it is expected to reopen in November 2011 with a new
gallery that will house 50% more exhibition space. It hopes to boost visitor numbers by 50% to 300,000 a year or more.
The opening shows will include Romantic Camera
, a survey of Scotland through the lens, from pioneering images by David Octavius Hill
and Robert Adamson
to giant Scottish landscapes commissioned by German photographer Michael Reisch. Three photography exhibitions a year will draw on the national collection of 40,000 photographs.Photo: National Galleries of Scotland director general John Leighton and gallery director James Holloway.
Copyright: Jane Barlow, Scotsman.