National Galleries of Scotland Digitizes Its Massive Holdings

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS)—which is made up of the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art—has digitized about forty thousand pieces from its vast collection of ninety-five thousand works, writes Claire Voon of Hyperallergic. An initial batch of images can be accessed on its website. NGS will work to add the rest of the images over the next five years.

Searches for works on the NGS’s site can be done via artist, subject, object type, style, century, color, school, artistic movement, and gallery. The initiative coincides with the Scottish National Gallery’s renovation project which will triple its amount of exhibition space.