Andrew Carnegie’s International Legacy: Shaping the Future

Andrew Carnegie’s International Legacy Week 2013 celebrated the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and the global network of trusts and foundations he endowed.

Presented in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to a UK and international audience, the week exhibited and discussed the Carnegie legacy to the world.

The highlight of the week was the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Award Ceremony 2013 which celebrated today’s entrepreneurs and changemakers.  The Medal is organised by the Carnegie institutions and came to Scotland in recognition of the Carnegie UK Trust’s centenary.

Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics

Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and PoliticsAndrew Carnegie’s philanthropy founded the Carnegie Technical Schools, now Carnegie Mellon University, where Andy Warhol gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. This exhibition was the first showing in Scotland of many of these Andy Warhol works of art and featured portraits of political and public figures including Her Majesty The Queen. Like Carnegie, Warhol also undertook philanthropic activities in his lifetime and the exhibition explored some of the links between the two Andys.  Further details on the Exhibition and Pop Art Print Workshops can be found here. Please note that this exhibition is no longer on display.


Andrew Carnegie: The Legacy that changed the world

SP-26190-Andrew-Carnegie-A3_JC  - resizedThis Exhibition allowed you to discover more about the surprising outcomes of Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy and how it connects Sesame Street, the Peace Palace at The Hague and evidence for the existence of dark matter. This philanthropist even has a dinosaur, Diplodocus Carnegii, named after him. Further details can be found herePlease note that this exhibition is no longer on display.





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