All in such perfect harmony - by Professor David Munro
Lecture | Drumlanrig Castle
Tuesday 2 May 2017 - 17:30 until 21:00
Since the 16th century, artists have played an important role not only in telling the story of exploration in the Arctic but also in revealing the nature of life and landscape in high latitudes. This lecture explores the work of artists associated with the polar expeditions of William Speirs Bruce and HSH Prince Albert I of Monaco. Professor David Munro is a leading Scottish geographer who was Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and has organised programmes on Arctic exploration.
There will be a reception at 5.30pm in the main entrance hall of Drumlanrig Castle. The lecture will be held in the dining room at 6pm and will be followed by dinner at 7pm.
Drumlanrig Castle is situated on the Queensberry Estate in Dumfries and Galloway. The category A listed castle is the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. This elegant pink sandstone turreted castle was built 1679-91 around an earlier medieval castle. The lush interiors feature outstanding collections of paintings and furniture.
By kind permission of the Duke of Buccleuch.
This event has been organised by the Dumfries and Galloway Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.