Andrew Carnegie International Legacy: Shaping the Future

In partnership with the Scottish Parliament, the Carnegie Trusts of the UK worked together on a programme of events, exhibitions, seminars and activities which took place at Holyrood from October 2013 to January 2014.

These activities showcased the intellectual and social impact of work made possible by Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s endowments and provided an opportunity to discuss the emerging challenges of the 21st century and the role of philanthropy.

The programme of events was a celebration of the huge impact made by Carnegie and the global network of charitable organisations he endowed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Main hall

Andrew Carnegie: The legacy that changed the world

15 October 2013 – 25 January 2014.

An exhibition exploring the legacy of Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy in the fields of education, peace, politics, science and culture.

atercolour of the Peace Palace in the Hague. Copyright: Peace Palace/Carnegie Stichting

Poll: Is world peace possible?

As part of Andrew Carnegie International Legacy exhibition, leading thinkers were asked to share their views on whether it is possible to achieve world peace.

Presiding Officer Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP with Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

The seventh Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy ceremony took place at the Scottish Parliament on 17 October 2013. This was the second time the ceremony had been held at the Parliament, the only place outside the US to host the event.

Scottish Parliament Garden Lobby

Seminars and debates

Public debates and discussions took place in October 2013 on a variety of international issues involving Carnegie institutions from around the world and some of the world’s leading experts and thinkers in their fields.