Held in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to a UK and international audience, the Andrew Carnegie's International Legacy week presented and discussed the Carnegie legacy to the world.

The highlight of the week was the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Award Ceremony 2013 which celebrates 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.

The week of events saw the launch of two public exhibitions in the Scottish Parliament.

Photos of the events can be viewed online.

Ongoing exhibitions

Andrew Carnegie: The Legacy that changed the world

15 October 2013 – 25 January 2014. The Scottish Parliament, Free entry, Non-ticketed, Open Monday – Saturday. 

Discover more about the surprising outcomes of the philanthropist’s generosity, and how it connects Sesame Street, the Peace Palace at The Hague and evidence for the existence of dark matter. The exhibition is generously supported by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.

Andy Warhol – Power, Pop and Politics

5 October 2013 – 3 November 2013. The Scottish Parliament, Free entry, Open Monday – Saturday. Book online

Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy founded the Carnegie Technical Schools, now Carnegie Mellon University, where Andy Warhol gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. This exhibition is the first showing in Scotland of many of these Andy Warhol works of art and it will feature portraits of political and public figures such as Her Majesty The Queen.

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