Our donors

Our supporters 2015-2016

The staff and Trustees would like to thank all those who have given their support, donations and works of art, or who have left legacies or in memoriam gifts to the National Galleries of Scotland in 2015-2016. In addition we would like to thank the Friends,  Patrons and American Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland for their continued interest in, and support for, our work.

The Portrait Gallery project

Portrait of the Nation was our project to transform the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street. Come and visit to see how the transformation has created a fantastic new home for the gallery's outstanding collection.

The Great Hall
The Great Hall

The Portrait Gallery project held various campaigns to raise funds for the development including 'Gallery of the Stars' and 'Take Your Place in History'. Both campaigns focused on the artistic features of the Great Hall. 

The Gallery of the Stars Zodiac is represented in the 30 panels which sit above the Great Hall. Donors select a unique star and make a contribution.

The processional frieze along the balcony of the Great Hall represents 155 of the greatest men and women from Scottish history. Donors were invited to support the Portrait Gallery project by adopting one of the figures from Scotland's past.

The Portrait Gallery project donor list

The National Galleries of Scotland is grateful for the generosity of our donors and supporters which have enabled the transformation of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and re-invention of the exhibitions and activities held within it.