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Date: 20 June 2018
Time: 18:30
Venue: Fountainbridge Library, Dundee Street, Edinburgh
Cost: FREE

This illustrated talk by Alice Strang, Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, will focus on the publisher Thomas Nelson's bequest for Nelson Halls in Edinburgh, the architect John A.W.Grant who designed Fountainbridge Library and the sculptor Charles d'Orville Pilkington Jackson, who created the stone carving and iron friezes on the library's facades. It celebrates this important and rare example of Scottish modernist architecture, which opened to the public in 1940. The event will begin with a brief look at the outside of the building and its ground floor.

To book a free place please ring 0131 529 5616 or email fountainbridge.library@edinburgh.gov.uk