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Galleries banking on Warhol crowd-puller

MONET, Mueck, and now Warhol. The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) yesterday set its hopes for another summer blockbuster on the art of Andy Warhol, the painter, graphic artist, film-maker and 1960s icon of American pop art.

Galleries link reopens after clear-the-air repair

AN underground link between two major galleries has reopened after repair work to get rid of foul smells caused by blocked drains.

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Blocked drains shut Gallery link

A MULTI-million pound underground link connecting two of Edinburgh's landmark galleries is to close for repairs - just 18 months after opening.

Course to keep art enthusiasts in the picture

CULTURE vultures keen to improve on their knowledge of Scottish contemporary art are being invited to sign up for a new lecture course.

Gallery flag bid is pole-axed by councillors

PLANS for a banner pole to advertise exhibitions at the National Gallery on The Mound have been knocked back.

Galleries nets £100,000 to buy sculptures

THE National Galleries of Scotland has been awarded £100,000 to go towards the purchase of two sculptures.

Evictions are frozen for ice cream sellers

ICE cream sellers on The Mound have won their fight to be allowed to stay in the spot where their families have been trading for more than 80 years.

Young winners in frame

FIFTY talented youngsters who have won the National Galleries of Scotland's annual schools arts competition were set to be revealed today.

Medic movies just the tonic at film season

HORROR hospitals and madcap medical schools will feature in a new film season to be screened at the Weston Link, which connects the Royal Scottish Academy with the National Gallery.

Art boss makes his bow to Galleries

THE NATIONAL Galleries of Scotland seems delighted with its latest acquisition. Staff bustle about excitedly outside the Gauguin's Vision exhibition occasionally sneaking a peek at their new prize that sits in a quiet anteroom at the foot of The Mound.

Van Gogh Museum chief made new master of Scots galleries

THE DIRECTOR of the world-famous Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is to take over Scotland's national galleries.

Critic gives brush-off to 'misleading, lazy and cynical' Festival art

THE major art exhibitions of this year's Edinburgh Festival have been dismissed as "misleading, lazy and cynical" by one of the country's leading authorities on contemporary art.

Clifford told Prado chief to apply for National Galleries job

ONE of the front runners for the country's top art job, director-general of the National Galleries Scotland, has said he was approached by Sir Timothy Clifford to apply.

Three Graces will top exhibition to honour Sir Timothy Clifford

SIR TIMOTHY Clifford's 21 years of extraordinary effort at the National Galleries of Scotland are to be celebrated this November with an exhibition simply entitled Choice.

Galleries told off for diverting art funds

THE National Galleries of Scotland was today was today given a slap on the wrist for using cash earmarked for buying art to help pay for the £30 million Playfair project.

Art meeting to draw scholars

A MAJOR conference was due to be held in Edinburgh today to coincide with an art exhibition being staged in the city.

Gallery must have realistic funding

I ECHO Magnus Linklater’s paean of praise for the newly completed Playfair Project in the capital (Comment, August 8).

Masterstrokes brush at Age of Titian

SIR Malcolm Rifkind displayed the sort of neat political sidestep he will need should the prospective Conservative MP for Kensington and Chelsea one day emerge as the potential party leader that some have recently been predicting.

Galleries lift lid on new work catering for artistic palate

A LANDMARK restaurant offering top-class food opens in Edinburgh’s newest cultural venue today.

The bold and the beautiful

ALEXANDER McCall Smith’s eagerly awaited new novel, The Sunday Philosophy Club, is set in Edinburgh. It has a heroine - like his famous lady detective from Botswana - who likes solving crossword puzzles and asking challenging questions about the issues of the day.

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