Lunchtime Talks

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Wednesday 21 January
Dancing the Finellas

Wednesday 28 January
History of Guestrow

Wednesday 4 February
Behind the Scenes at Aberdeen Art Gallery

Lunchbreak Concerts

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Thursday 22 January
Robert Gordon's College


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Get Creative 2014-15


Current News

Aberdeen Art Gallery will be closing from March 2015 till late 2017 for an HLF-funded redevelopment. We are busy packing in preparation for the move from the Gallery and will have limited access to our files and books during the first year of the closure period. We are therefore suspending our research enquiry service for Fine and Decorative Art from 12 January 2015 till January 2016. Please note that we will still process requests for images for reproduction and printed images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to receiving your enquiries when we have access to our resources in 2016.

Aberdeen Art Gallery will formally close to visitors at the end of January, but throughout the month of February we aim to offer some limited access so you can see what's happening. These dates and times will be confirmed early in the New Year, when we will also announce details of a farewell event for all the family at the end of March. Re-opening of the redeveloped Gallery will be winter 2017.

Reduced car parking rates are available at the NCP car park on Shiprow for those visiting Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Please ask for further details at the reception desk in Aberdeen Maritime Museum when leaving. 

£10million Lottery grant awarded for Art Gallery redevelopment

Temporary closure of Provost Skene's House

What Our Visitors Say

"As a teenager I used to visit the Gallery and it was a place of inspiration to me, a place of reflections, silence and peace, an almost reverential space... like stepping into another world. If it is ever raining, which it often is, there is a wee cafe where you can enjoy a nice cappucino." Annie Lennox, 2012.

"Aberdeen Art Gallery is highly recommended. Looks like I'll be getting a later train to Inverness." Alan Davies, 2012.

"An excellent combination of modern technology and maritime heritage in both building and displays."

"[Staff] are very good and very approachable. Their enthusiasm is infectious..."

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