Basic Site Details

Name: National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Antiquities
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Sculptors: W Birnie Rhind, W H Paton, C McBride, D W & W Grant Stevenson, John Hutchison, A McFarlan Shannan, Pittendrigh MacGillvray and H S Gamley.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2National Portrait Gallery and National Museum  
Item 2 of 2Scottish National Portrait GalleryYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Museum  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1National Portrait Gallery and National Museum, Queen StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718841890  
Item 2 of 7October 1884  First schemes
Item 3 of 715 July 1889 Opened 
Item 4 of 71906  Sculpture completed
Item 5 of 71979 Restoration 
Item 6 of 730 November 1993 ProposedTrustees of the National Galleries propose the collection of the Portait Gallery is merged in a Gallery of Modern Art.
Multiple interested parties call on the Secretary of State to reject the proposals following a meeting on 18/01/1994.
Item 7 of 7Mid 2000sNovember 2011Restoration 

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 16(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA18841906Responsible for design
Item 2 of 16George Washington BrowneArchitectA18841885(?)Anderson responsible for design
Item 3 of 16Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceA18841885Intitially under Wardrop, Anderson & Browne; subsequently under Wardrop & Anderson; finally under Anderson alone
Item 4 of 16William Birnie Rhind AAfter 18841906Sculpture
Item 5 of 16George Mackie WatsonArchitectA18851899As chief assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 6 of 16Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectA18851887Anderson responsible for design
Item 7 of 16Joseph Marr JohnstonArchitectA18851890As apprentice to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 8 of 16Thomas Rollo Walker MossmanArchitectA18851887As assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 9 of 16Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceA18851887Intitially under Wardrop, Anderson & Browne; subsequently under Wardrop & Anderson; finally under Anderson alone
Item 10 of 16David PeacockArchitectAc. 1893(?)c. 1896(?)As assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 11 of 16James Forbes SmithArchitectAc. 1896c. 1897As assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson; probably on work related to sculpture
Item 12 of 16Ian McKerron BeggArchitectC1979 Restoration. Joint job architect.
Item 13 of 16James ('Jimmy') Hunter ShepherdArchitectC1979 Joint job architect.
Item 14 of 16Robert ('Bob') HeathArchitectC1979 Restoration. Joint job architect.
Item 15 of 16Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceC1979 Restoration
Item 16 of 16Page \ Park ArchitectsArchitectural practiceDMid 2000sNovember 2011Architects for a 17.6 Million refurbishment.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Portrait Gallery, J R Findlay MemorialIncorporated posthumous portrait by George Reid.

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Portrait Gallery, J R Findlay MemorialIncorporated posthumous portrait by George Reid.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p55
Item 2 of 2Smailes, Helen1985A Portrait Gallery for Scotland National Gallery of Scotland 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect11 January 1889   
Item 2 of 5Builder3 January 1885XLVIII  
Item 3 of 5Builder1 January 1898LXXIV  
Item 4 of 5BuilderLate 1916CXI p84
Item 5 of 5The Times29 November 2011   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) Drawings
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27764 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of Area Copies of drawings from Works Office Dept of the Environment
Item 4 of 5Personal Post-War Archive (held at ECA)Miles Glendinning edin misc articles post 1975 non hsg

Flyer titled "Save the Portrait Gallery Public Meeting", held on 18/01/1994 at Edinburgh College of Art.
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph Marr Johnston: L v18 no1372; David Peacock: L v15 no1009; Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman: L v10 no586 (microfilm reel 32); David Peacock: L v15 no1009; James Forbes Smith: L v11 no656 (microfilm reel 33); George Mackie Watson: L v21 no1659