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Colleges and Universities

The Fruitmarket welcomes further and higher education institutions into the Gallery. More information about Group visits.


To support Further Education tutors we offer a free tour of the exhibition and a creative practical workshop using the exhibition as a unique learning resource. Find out more on our Events page.


We hold an annual Hey! Student! event every September to welcome students into the Gallery, and introduce what we have to offer.

Partnership events

We often work with university staff and postgraduate students on the co-delivery of events. In recent years, these have included conferences, ARTIST ROOMS: Café des Artistes events and Keywords talks. Please get in touch with Ruth Bretherick (Research and Interpretation Curator) if you would like to propose a partnership event.
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MSc by Research in Collections and Curating Practices

The Fruitmarket is proud to be a partner on the University of Edinburgh’s Masters by Research in Collections and Curating Practices

This unique one-year programme allows students to conduct their own research under the guidance of staff from the University and supported by professionals drawn from partner institutions across the city of Edinburgh (National Museums Scotland, National Library of Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh’s Special Collections and The Fruitmarket Gallery). Students gain a thorough grounding in theories and methods relating to work in the curatorial field, putting their learning into practice in institutional contexts through live placements and gaining skills that are invaluable to the pursuit of a career in the sector.

Fruitmarket staff contribute teaching to courses and offer supervision to students who are specialising in modern and contemporary art. 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