Out of their Heads: Building Portraits of Scottish Architects

Sat. 11 Jun 2016 - Sun. 5 Feb 2017

Charles Rennie Mackintosh




Peer inside the minds of some of Scotland’s greatest architects, by admiring their portraits and encountering recreations of their most iconic designs.

This exhibition will showcase twelve portraits of some of Scotland’s greatest architects, in a variety of media, from the collections of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Explore architects and their designs across five centuries and discover the best of Scottish architecture and its legacy for the present and future.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street
United Kingdom

Daily 10.00am-5.00pm. Extended opening hours during August - check website for details.

The Gallery is fully accessible by wheelchair and has access ramps and lifts to all levels. There are disabled toilets. There is free parking for blue badge holders on Queen Street and George Street nearby.

In addition we have wheelchairs available to borrow on site. These are available on a first come, first served basis.

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National Galleries of Scotland
1 Queen Street
United Kingdom

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) comprises three galleries in Edinburgh - the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - and two partner galleries in the North and South of Scotland - Paxton House, Berwickshire and Duff House, Banff. NGS cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international fine art and, with a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, education and publications, aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
15 Rutland Square
United Kingdom

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.

The RIAS offers a wide range of services and products for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in the built environment and the design process.

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The Festival of Architecture is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland.