Welcome Civic Reception (Tuesday 27th June)

About the Civic Reception 

We are pleased to be partnering with the McManus Art Galleries to host the EFYE Civic welcome reception. The galleries are located a short walk from Abertay University. Delegates are invited to attend between 18:00 - 20:00 on Tuesday 27th June. The Lord Provost, Bill Campbell will welcome you to the city of Dundee and you will be invited to look around the many galleries located within the McManus. 

About McManus Galleries 

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum has a fascinating history. Originally known as the ‘Albert Institute for Literature, Science and Art’, it was built as a memorial to Prince Albert, the greatest cultural champion of his age.  The building was constructed in three stages - the Public Library (1865-67) was followed by the Art Gallery and Museum (1871-73) and finally the Victoria Galleries were added in 1889.  Access into the building was through the magnificent external staircase on the east side of Albert Square.  In 1984 the refurbished museum was renamed after Lord Provost Maurice McManus, who served from 1960-67. 

Today The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum remains at the very heart of the city. Sir George Gilbert Scott's magnificent Victorian Gothic building was redeveloped by Page/Park architects between 2005-10 and combines stunning historic galleries with contemporary visitor facilities. The McManus is proud to be nicknamed The People's Museum and is home to a museum collection spanning 400 million years, much of which is considered of national importance. Eight beautiful open gallery spaces house stunning exhibitions of art, history and the environment.

An evening reception at The McManus provides a unique and prestigious opportunity to enjoy the building and its fascinating collections after opening hours.  From intimate dining in the atmospheric Gothic Hall to larger drink receptions in the wonderful Victoria Gallery, we aim to ensure that your event will be a particularly memorable one.

The McManus is managed by Leisure and Culture Dundee.

Victoria Gallery

Lord Provost 

The Lord Provost Bill Campbell looks forward to welcoming EFYE 2023 to the Civic Welcome Reception on Tuesday 27th June 2023 at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum.

An evening reception at The McManus provides a unique and prestigious opportunity to enjoy the building and its fascinating collections. The building has been beautifully renovated to re-create the original galleries, combining state of the art facilities with Nationally Recognised Collections. You will get a fascinating insight into Dundee, there is a wealth of information to discover in our exhibitions of art, history and the environment.

Located in the heart of the city, the museum is just a short walk from the conference venue, Abertay University.

The Lord Provost is the non-political civic figurehead of the city, a position which dates back to the 14th Century. The Lord Provost is usually elected every five years from the 29 members of Dundee City Council.

The Lord Provost is also the Lord-Lieutenant of Dundee, which means they are the King’s official representative in the city.

Lord Provost