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What does repatriation mean for Scottish museums?

By Susan Mansfield, 04.08.2022
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Ghost Dance Shirt Ⓒ Glasgow Museums.

Following Glasgow City Council’s vote to repatriate more than 50 objects from the Glasgow Museums collection earlier this year, Susan Mansfield looks at the history of repatriation of objects from Scottish institutions and what this latest announcement means for the museum sector


The Fleming Collection Young People's Art Competition 2022

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Sophia Hamilton, prize winner, aged 16, Summer in Scotland.

This summer, to inspire young creative minds, we ran our third annual summer art competition. We are delighted to announce the winners


Ruth Ewan – The Beast / Camara Taylor – Backwash / Annette Krauss – A Matter of Precedents

By Neil Cooper, 03.08.2022
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Ruth Ewan, 'The Beast' (film still), 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Collective.

The contradictions inherent in the system are everywhere at the Calton Hill home of Edinburgh’s Collective Gallery just now. As gentrification encroaches the landscape, the gallery’s three Edinburgh Art Festival shows turn received historical narratives on their head to reveal more ambiguous readings of the past. Neil Cooper reviews.


2022 Edinburgh Art Festival Highlights

By Susan Mansfield, 03.08.2022
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Henri Matisse, Icare [Icarus] (from 'Jazz'), 1947. National Galleries Scotland. © Succession H. Matisse.

Susan Mansfield selects some of best exhibitions to visit in Edinburgh this summer


Empire of Joy

By Greg Thomas, 01.08.2022
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Still from Saoirse Amira Anis, A Lesson in Frivolity (2022, work in progress). Courtesy of the Artist.

Greg Thomas visits Cample Line to explore the domain of Freedom Princess, the alter‐ego of artist Saoirse Amira Anis, and a vessel for Black disabled self‐love in her current show 'For No Other Reason than Joy'


Leon Morrocco’s Long Road Home

By Duncan MacMillan, 27.07.2022
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Leon Morrocco, Untitled (Jean Resting). Courtesy of the Artist and the RSA.

Leon Morrocco has lived and worked all over the world, but the Edinburgh-born artist returns to his roots this summer, with a major retrospective at the RSA timed to coincide with the artist’s 80th birthday