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National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh gets annual Freelands Award

Prize worth £110,000 enables Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to host first UK museum show dedicated to Tanzanian-born artist Everlyn Nicodemus

‘More serious than the pandemic’: UK museums will struggle to keep doors open without government intervention, top director warns

Director-general of National Galleries of Scotland warns the country's most historic art institutions will face partial closure without support, as energy bills are forecast to double next year

Ghostly self-portrait of Van Gogh discovered on the back of his painting of a peasant

The x-ray will be displayed in a lightbox in the forthcoming exhibition A Taste for Impressionism at National Galleries of Scotland

Scottish museum of religion is finally coming out of lockdown—more than two years after the pandemic hit

Faith leaders and community groups campaigned to save Glasgow's St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life from the risk of permanent closure

Scottish pavilion: Alberta Whittle unravels Venice's often troubling relationship with Blackness

The Barbados-born Scottish artist's work will address oceanic histories and the city’s traumatising images of enslaved Black people hidden in plain sight

Glasgow's Burrell Collection reopens after £68m revamp of parkland home

Six-year modernisation creates more space for one of Scotland's finest art collections, amassed by shipping magnate William Burrell

UK's £120m post-Brexit culture festival launches at last, lighting up Scotland cathedral

Government-funded initiative Unboxed costs £120m and will include an oil rig installation from the North Sea

Black Lives Matter resonates throughout Edinburgh Art Festival

From abolitionist films to historical tapestries, the effects of summer 2020's protests can be felt in the Scottish capital

England's Freedom Day has arrived—and museums are fighting to keep crowds at bay

Despite lockdown restrictions lifting today, most institutions will maintain capacity limits and distancing rules until at least end of August

Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago

Plus, new proposals for the Fourth Plinth in London and Nike Air Force 1s

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Researchers discover trove of works by major African Modernists in rural Scotland

Paintings and drawings have been reattributed to some of the continent's most famous 20th-century names

UK's historic houses fight for survival post-lockdown after financial crash

Heritage organisations such as the National Trust rely on visitors for most of their income—but they have been staying away

Collector David Roberts—who closed London gallery to bring art to the regions—will focus 2020 programme on Scotland

Artists Lina Lapelytė, Paul Maheke and Nina Beier will present new live performance works at Glasgow International contemporary art festival

Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery to transform nightclub into new art venue

Karla Black survey will fill both spaces, including former fruit and veg warehouse next door

When Britain divides, custody of its art must be shared fairly

If Scottish independence follows Brexit, what will happen to the national collection?

Going undercover: Scotland's leaky Mackintosh treasure shielded by 197-tonne chainmail box

Hill House in Helensburgh has been covered to protect it from the rain while National Trust makes conservation plans

Tory peer involved in controversial sale of Iraqi antiquities

Reliefs from Ashurnasirpal II’s Nimrud palace, fixed to the walls of a Scottish mansion, have been removed, stripped and sold abroad

Scotland has just four per cent of the Royal Collection—it's time it got a fairer share

The Queen has seven Rembrandts, 29 Van Dycks and 52 Canalettos, yet not one is on long-term display in Scotland

Edinburgh Festival salutes their 70th year with a giant dragon

Edinburgh comes alive with 45 exhibitions city-wide

Jury clears Britons of Da Vinci theft extortion

Three lawyers and two private detectives are now off the hook

National Trust Scotland faces member revolt

Members express concern about running of Trust

Fate of historic Scottish houses under severe threat

Concerns over collections as National Trust for Scotland closes three properties

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Anthony d’Offay deal with Tate and Scotland sets tax precedent for UK philanthropy

For his partial donation of £125m worth of art, the dealer received £26.5m—the price he originally paid for the collection—tax free

Buccleuch family Leonardo found

Ninth Duke did not live to see his painting returned

£100,000 reward for Leonardo’s Madonna stolen in Scotland

The Duke of Buccleuch's disputed masterpiece has yet to be found

Interview with artist Thomas Joshua Cooper on his new show: At the edge, between lands and sea

Cooper is mapping out a metaphysical space with his images of oceans, forests, rocks and sky

Tartan triumphs as the expanded Museum of Scotland opens

The museum recounts the development of the nation with technically elaborate displays