The Weston Link

The underground link building joining the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy is to be named the Weston Link and will be opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on Wednesday 4th August. The 30m five year Playfair Project has seen the restoration and refurbishment of the Royal Scottish Academy building (which reopened last August).

The link building,designed by architects John Miller and Partners, has been built into excavated space between the two galleries and will provide education and access facilities as well as a cafe, IT facilities, shop and a 120 seat restaurant overlooking Princes Street Gardens. The project has been funded by the Scottish Executive, the Heritage Lottery Fund and other private and public sources including a significant contribution from the Weston family after which the link is named.

The work is now all but complete and will be opened 8 months ahead of schedule to coincide with the National Gallery's festival exhibition, The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections, on show in the RSA (Thursday, 5 August, 2004 - Sunday, 5 December, 2004 - 7/5).

Posted by Paul in Culture Edinburgh at July 30, 2004 07:27 PM | 0 Comments