EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

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Every Picture Tells a Story…If You Know How to Read It

Discover the stories told by paintings and objects through hands-on interactives.

To Reach

From the First Floor Entrances

Unless you need step-free access, the easiest way to reach this gallery is via the Southeast Stairs from the South Foyer. Turn rightt at the top of these stairs, go through the second entrance on your right into the Scottish Identity in Art gallery, turn left and go through into Every Picture Tells a Story.

From the Main Entrance

Whilst you could make your way via the Lower East Stairs, (or the outside stairs to the Rear Entrance) to Ground Floor Level, then via the Southeast Stairs to First Floor Level, you may as well use the lift.

Via the Lift

From the Main entrance, continue past the Shop, turn left and continue to the wall at the east end of the central space, then move right, past the entrance to the Restaurant, to locate the East Lift.

Go to First Floor Level, turn left (south) and continue to the top of the Southeast Stairs, in front of you. Turn left, go through the second entrance on your right into the Scottish Identity in Art gallery, turn left and go through into Every Picture Tells a Story.

Layout

You can enter this gallery from the French Art gallery to the north, or from Scottish Identity in Art to the west.

North Side

  entrance from French Art
poster, Every Picture Tells a Story

East Side

  interactive, What Do They Think?
large painting plus interactive, Discover the Story of Danae and His Terrible Fate

South Side

  large painting, Danae and or The Tower of Brass
through doorway into interactive, the Story of the Prince and the Thorny Forest
beyond on south wall, carving in glass case, the Story of Vidhura - Pandita

West Side

  interactive, Torn Between Two Lovers
entrance to Scottish Identity in Art

North Side

  glass case, Islamic shield
interactive, the Lion and the Gazelle
interactive, The Maori Creation Story
entrance to French Art

On the north side of the section about the Thorny Forest, within the main room, is Every picture tells a story.

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