First Clean in 25 Years For Hole Murals: Gallery Reopens on 30th November, 2011

A stunning set of murals, decorating the entrance hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, is to be cleaned for the first time in a quarter of a century, as part of a conservation project. The gallery has been closed for major refurbishment; completion of the cleaning is due to coincide with its reopening on 30 November.

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Fundraising Hole at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The beautifully detailed mural mapping the night sky which William Hole painted in the late 1890s as a ceiling decoration within the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, is currently the focus of a major fundraising initiative. Supporters can sponsor one of the 2,222 stars depicted in the mural to help raise funds for the £17.6m refurbishment.

 

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