Jansen to take helm at Scottish Gallery

Christina JansenChristina Jansen has been appointed managing director of The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.  She is the ninth person to hold this position in Scotland’s oldest and largest independent gallery’s 174 year history.

Ms Jansen has been involved with The Scottish Gallery since 1997 and became a director in 2008.

Guy Peploe, former managing director, remains on the board and working at the gallery where he will specialise in private valuations and curating historical exhibitions.

Mr Peploe is also in the process of setting up the Scottish Colourists Foundation (SCF).  The SCF will seek to promote the national and international reputation of the four Scottish Colourists – Cadell, Peploe, Fergusson and Hunter.

Ms Jansen said: “I am honoured to become managing director as the Gallery approaches its 175th anniversary. Our relationship with artists, clients and our dedicated staff is key to the success and growth of this great art business.”

Mr Peploe said: Having run The Scottish Gallery for 33 years I am pleased to hand over the reins to Christina.  She is passionate about art and under her care I am sure that the gallery will continue to flourish and promote the very best of Scottish artists and the applied arts.”

The Scottish Gallery is Scotland’s oldest and largest independent gallery, established in South St David Street by Aitken Dott in 1842.

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