Edinburgh National Portrait Gallery Private View
On the evening of 30 May, our Edinburgh office hosted 300 clients at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. The private view event brought clients face to face with the history of Scotland and our team of investment managers in Scotland.
The world's first purpose-built portrait gallery – funded by the Scotsman's proprietor, opened in 1889 and has recently undergone a £17.6m facelift. After two years it re-opened to the public at the end of 2011.
The gallery is no longer the wall flower of Scotland’s galleries – the refurbishment has delivered a striking and exciting backdrop for the faces of Scotland’s rich history. Must see exhibits include portraits of Flora MacDonald by Richard Wilson, Robert Burns by Alexander Nasmyth and Sir Walter Scott by Sir Henry Raeburn.
John Henderson, investment director said, “We became corporate sponsors of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery after its refurbishment, as we felt that the new technology and design based on historic foundations was similar to the evolution of Rathbones. It also provides an excellent venue next door to our offices and it was great to see so many of our clients, old and new, enjoying the Gallery this evening with us.”