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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) Reading Room

73 Belford Road

Edinburgh

EH4 3DS

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For the past year, our Reading Room at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern 2, has been closed to the public due to collection moves, but we are now happy to announce that we are open again!

To celebrate this, and to mark Explore your Archives week, we are opening the door to the Reading Room during the afternoon of the 22nd November for visitors to have a look at the space, learn about the archival collections at the gallery, and see some treasures in the collection.

In order for visitors to make the most of their visit to the Reading Room, we will be arranging visits for a maximum of 10 people at these times. When you register for tickets, please select a time that suits you.

12.00-12.40

14.00-14.40

The Modern & Contemporary Art Archive contains over 120 holdings relating to 20th and 21st century artists, collectors and art organisations, including the Gallery of Modern Art's own papers. These comprise files of papers, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, textiles, diaries, newscuttings and other printed ephemera.

The archive holds a world-class resource of material relating to Dada and Surrealism, largely drawn from the archive and book collections of Roland Penrose and Gabrielle Keiller. The archive is also particularly rich in papers relating to art and artists in Scotland, and holds material relating to artists including F.C.B. Cadell, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Joan Eardley and Eduardo Paolozzi.


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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have questions about the event, you can contact the Archivist, Fiona Menzies, by emailing gmaarchives@nationalgalleries.org.uk or by phoning 0131 624 6268


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can, but it's not compulsory. We will have a list of your names on the day so don't worry if you can't print it off.


I would like to bring a friend, but they don't have a ticket. Can I still bring them anyway?

Our Reading Room is not the largest and for you to make the most of your visit, we would like to keep the total number of visitors in the reading room at 10 people. If you think a friend would be interested, please direct them to this page. They can register for a ticket up until the 21st November.


Can I bring food and/or drink into the reading room?

No. Due to the unique and delicate nature of the items we will have on show, we cannot allow food or drink in the Reading Room. We would also ask that you leave your outside coats and bags in our cloakroom at the Reading Room.

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