1. What is a Portrait?

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    from Rapid Visual Media / Added

    To coincide with the reopening of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, we were asked to create this little teaser. We were filming so many different films on the run up that we decided to ask all our contributors the same "simple" question; what is a portrait? We found out it's not an easy question after all.

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    • The House of Annie Lennox

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      We chatted with Annie Lennox and filmed her live, invitation only, session while she was in Edinburgh to promote her exhibition The House of Annie Lennox at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Amongst the items on show are a series of self portraits that reveal some of the anxiety and self doubt experienced during the early part of her career. This was an extremely open and honest interview and a rewarding filming experience. Enjoy.

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      • Dressed to Thrill

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        In this film, we spoke to renowned costume designer and historian Jenny Tiramani about portraiture and how it helps inform our understanding of fashions from the 16th and 17th centuries. We also spoke to some of the models from the night about their own experience of being clothed in period dress.

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        • Library and Archives Canada builds digital portrait gallery

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          • KYOPO: Multiplicity

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            May 18th, 2012 The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Kogard Courtyard)

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            • KYOPO: Multiplicity

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              May 18th, 2012 The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Kogard Courtyard)

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              • Missing - interview with Graham Fagen and James Holloway

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                http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com http://www.twitter.com/NTSonline Graham Fagen is one of Scotland and the UK's foremost contemporary artists. In video, performance, photography, sculpture or text, he creates works which explore how national or personal identity is both created by, and is a response to, its cultural context. In a major commission for the re-launch of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in November, Graham has created a new moving image work based on The Missing. Collective memory and personal responsibility are themes which underpin this poignant contemplation of one of the most diffi cult issues we as a society have to comprehend. Receiving its first screening at Tramway before being installed as part of the permanent collection at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Missing is presented as a companion exhibition to the National Theatre of Scotland's production The Missing. More info: http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=home_TheMissing

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                • What is a Portrait?

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                  Artists, curators and Portrait Gallery staff try to describe what a portrait is. It turns out to be a surprisingly difficult question to answer... [Duration 2:48]

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                  • Favourite Features of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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                    Staff from around the Scottish National Portrait Gallery talk about their favourite feature of the building, from the distinctive red brick of the building itself to hidden surprises like the motorcycle-helmeted pedestal ornament. [Duration 2:40]

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                    • Cleaning William Hole's Murals

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                      Senior Paintings Conservator Lesley Stevenson team of conservators who worked on cleaning, conserving and restoring the constellation ceiling and the magnificent murals which line the upper walls of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's Great Hall. [Duration 6:19]

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