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Colleges and Universities

The Fruitmarket welcomes further and higher education institutions into the Gallery. We hold an annual Hey! Student! event every September to welcome students into the Gallery, and introduce what we have to offer. We have regular talks, panel discussions, Wikipedia Editathons and ‘How we’ events at which you can find out about careers in the arts. Check out our events page to find out what’s currently on. You can also get involved in our peer-led group for 16-25 year olds, Fresh Fruit.

Research and Partnership

We often work with university staff and postgraduate students on the co-delivery of events. Please get in touch with Iain Morrison, Enterprise Engagement Curator if you would like to talk about an event idea.

P +44 (0)131 226 8190

The Fruitmarket Gallery is a partner on the University of Edinburgh’s Global Contemporary Research Group, based in the History of Art department.

MSc by Research in Collections and Curating Practices

The Fruitmarket is proud to be a partner on the University of Edinburgh’s MSc by Research in Collections and Curating Practices. This unique one-year programme allows students to pursue their own research under the guidance of staff from the University and partner institutions from across the city of Edinburgh (National Museums Scotland, National Library of Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh Special Collections and The Fruitmarket Gallery). Students gain a thorough grounding in theory and research methods, and put this into practice in institutional contexts, gaining vocational skills that are invaluable to the pursuit of a career in the sector.

The programme is structured into four parts: a guided research placement; a core course; an independent research essay or two option courses; and a thesis or individual research project.

Fruitmarket staff co-teach on the core course, as well as offering supervision to students who are interested in modern and contemporary art and its display. The Fruitmarket also offers guided research placements to groups of students on the programme, giving them a chance to work closely with our team on the delivery of a specific, tailored project.

Apply via the University of Edinburgh website.