Scottish National Gallery redevelopment wins first-round HLF support
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March 30 2015redevelop the Scottish National Gallery at The Mound in Edinburgh has got out of the starting blocks running after the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a first-round pass to a £4.94m grant application.
Plans drawn up by Gareth Hoskins Architects would triple the gallery’s exhibition space to expand and improve the display of the galleries collection of Scottish art. Improvements will also be made to circulation and digital technology embraced to better engage a global audience with the gallery.
Colin McLean, head of Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland, said: “We are delighted to give our initial support to a project which will allow many more of these outstanding paintings to be displayed and accommodate many more visitors. We look forward to seeing the plans for the transformation of the Scottish collection galleries develop.”
Work on the project is set to get underway in 2016 with the creation of a landscaped public path and terrace from Princes Street Gardens for completion by summer 2018.
The existing galleries will remain open throughout the work.
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