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Tens of thousand of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland are now available online

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The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) redeveloped their website and released their digital collection online. By doing so, the institution has jointed in a row of the world leading museums that open their collections to the public. Scotland’s art collection comprises of masterpieces by renowned artists including Botticelli, Titian, Turner, Matisse, Gauguin, Degas, Van Gogh, Magritte and others.

Tens of thousand of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland are now available online
With the new features and wide functionality, it has never been easier to explore the NGS treasury.
From now on, internet users are free to download artworks images from the collection of the National



From now on, internet users are free to download artworks images from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland that has over 96,000 objects at the disposal. New website has an intuitive interface and shows more than 40,000 high resolution images including all of the Collection’s most significant artworks. The images of the remainder will be available online over the next five years.

The National Galleries of Scotland has the artworks by Titian and Botticelli, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, watercolors by William Turner, paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Rene Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Pablo Picasso and many others.




Left: Sandro Botticelli, The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485), Scottish National Gallery.

Joseph Mallord William Turner. Rye, Sussex
Rye, Sussex
1790-th , 19.6×26.9 cm
Edgar Degas. Before the performance
Before the performance
1898, 47.6×62.5 cm
Paul Delvaux. Street trams
Street trams
1939, 90.3×131.3 cm
It’s now convenient to filter the pictures by styles, for example: Impressionism, Italian Renaissance, Surrealism, or by galleries: Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), or by artists. You can share the images easily on social media and zoom them so closely that even individual brushstrokes can be seen. Most of pictures you can download for free.
The Search feature has been enhanced, now you can find detailed information about artists and each a


The Search feature has been enhanced, now you can find detailed information about artists and each artwork as well as relevant materials including related artworks, features, current and past exhibitions, events etc.



Left: La Leçon de peinture or La Séance de peinture [The Painting Lesson or The Painting Session] (1919), Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern One).

Claude Monet. Poplars on Epte
Poplars on Epte
1889, 81.8×81.3 cm
Camille Pissarro. Marne in Cheneviere
Marne in Cheneviere
1865, 91.5×145.5 cm
The website has a fully integrated Online Shop where you can buy art prints from the National Galleries of Scotland to decorate walls of your house or office. Here you can order more than 30,000 high-quality artwork images as art prints, canvas, and mini prints, with the option to frame and choice of frame colour.
In the Support section you can read how the public can be more involved with the galleries. You can learn about the various Friends memberships or to Donate to secure artworks for the nation. Read about the successful purchase campaign of the iconic painting The Monarch of the Glen (c.1851) by Sir Edwin Landseer in one of our digests.
Visitors can get help in a neat and simple Visit section: there is an information for those who are unfamiliar with the location of the galleries and the respective facilities of each one.
Edward Munch. Jealousy
Jealousy
1896, 47×56.5 cm
Sir John Leighton, Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland, said: "We are absolutely delighted to announce the completion of the new site, which serves as a fantastic window to explore our world-class collection and which opens it up as a resource for everybody to use, from leisurely enjoyment of the arts all the way through to academic research."

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Written by Vlad Maslow on materials of artily.com. Main illustration: Paul Gauguin, Detail of Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), 1888.