Modern (Modern Two) Reading Room
  • Saturday 4 November 2023, 11am–12pm

Booking essential

This event is fully booked. Please contact modern2re[email protected] to be added to the waiting list.


Join us for an up-close look at rare material from our archive, rare books and print collections. In each session a theme or artist is explored with one of our curatorial team, taking an intimate look at some of jewels from our collection. This session will focus on the career and life of Edinburgh-born artist Eduardo Paolozzi.

Eduardo Paolozzi From Early Italian Poets (from 'Calcium Light Night') Unknown © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation. Licensed by DACS, London 2022
Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

Parking for visitors is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. A donation is requested of £5 for up to 4 hours and £9 for 4-8 hours. Our payment meters have contactless capability. There is free accessible parking for blue badge holders.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Parking
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

The Modern is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

Research Facilities

Research Facilities

The National Galleries of Scotland offers a variety of opportunities for members of the public to access our resources and view artworks that are not on display in our gallery spaces. These include two libraries, print rooms, an archive and special book store. Visits can be arranged via appointment.



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