Museums & Galleries Edinburgh, the collection of 14 venues owned and managed by the City of Edinburgh Council, has a new website designed to inspire residents and visitors through stories and imagery.
Part of a collaboration coordinated by Marketing Edinburgh, the website edinburghmuseums.org.uk will provide detailed information on the city’s museums, galleries and monuments including: Museum of Edinburgh, People’s Story, Writers’ Museum, City Art Centre, Scott Monument and Lauriston Castle.
Showcasing Edinburgh’s art and its history through 220,000 diverse objects – many of which have been recognised by the Scottish Government as being of national importance – Museums & Galleries Edinburgh also cares for 200 historic monuments in the capital.
Together, the venues welcome approximately 800,000 visitors each year; either residents and locals exploring their story and art, or visitors keen to discover the city.
The new website is full of clear information to help people navigate the A and B listed venues and their events and exhibitions. The knowledge and experience of curators and staff will be highlighted alongside imagery of the collections, blogs and stories to inspire people to visit and explore further.
Councillor Donald Wilson, culture and communities convener, said: “Like a brand-new gallery space, this new website will let visitors immerse themselves in the beauty and history of Edinburgh, no matter where they are in the world.
“Edinburgh is city which is of course renowned for its culture and art and with 14 venues, 200 monuments and 220,000 objects in our care, there is no shortage to the stories and content we’ll be able to share.
“We hope the new website will expose our venues and events to new audiences, and provide a space for people to learn about Edinburgh, thanks to the many artworks and objects in the city’s care.”