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Discovering the National Collections – Sculpture of the World

19 Jan - 16 Feb 2023
11:00-13:00

In the museum galleries

£77 for 5 sessions (concessions available) 

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Marble statue of Rorie Matheson as the Infant Bacchus, commissioned by his father, Sir Alexander Matheson, by Alexander Munro, London, 1866.

Marble statue of Rorie Matheson as the Infant Bacchus, commissioned by his father, Sir Alexander Matheson, by Alexander Munro, London, 1866.

National Museums Scotland are delighted to host a new term of University of Edinburgh Short Courses – a great way to explore our collections and their wider history with experts.  

Using the collections of the National Museum of Scotland, discover how to look at sculpture. Following major sculptural periods and styles, this five-week course will enable you to extend your visual skills and develop your knowledge of the materials and methods of construction which underpin the creative process.

This course is led by artist and lecturer Karen A Clulow and will be taught within a range of galleries in the National Museum of Scotland.   

Figure of the Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet, 19th century.

The University of Edinburgh Short Courses are presented by the Centre for Open Learning. Full information is on the booking link above, or you can contact the Centre for Open Learning on 0131 650 4400 or COL@ed.ac.uk

Find out more about the event and how to attend:

Visiting safely

Visitors will be asked to follow the current museum guidelines detailed at nms.ac.uk/scotland

Getting here

Enter the museum from the main public entrances on Chambers Street.

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

Map and directions

Access

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • The Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge is an accessible entrance for visitors who have additional mobility requirements.
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Find out more about our access information.

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