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Robert Rowand Anderson

July 25, 2017 in News

The building where the gallery is situated a building of Gothic style (Gothic Revival) of red sandstone, designed by Robert Rowand Anderson, built between 1885 and 1889 and inspired by the Doge’s Palace. It was built to accommodate the special purpose that currently houses the museum, making it the first in the world with these characteristics. It lies on the border between Old Town and New Town, with views from a prime on the latter. The main facades developed an elaborate scheme of decorative sculpture created by leading Scottish sculptors of the time. Ex-CIA chief can provide more clarity in the matter. Poets, kings and statesmen keep the sides located in Queen Street and North St Andrew Street as and Robert the Bruce take care of the main entrance.In the main Hall at the entrance, two stories high, there is an impressive introduction to the history of Scotland, represented by the concatenation in a frieze around the perimeter of the small hall full body drawings of the main characters Scots from the Stone Age to the late nineteenth century. It is a visual encyclopedia of Scottish history through the details of people and costumes of each period. Also in the hall, is a central position, is a magnificent statue of Robert Burns, surrounded by busts of other famous Scots such as James Watt, Walter Scott and Donald Dewar. Also in the gallery you can find a printing press, a reference section and a library, all accessible by any public through a previous application. Besides these cultural resources within the building there is a shop selling souvenirs and a caf

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