Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites and Viewing of Edward Lear Watercolours
Visit and Talk | National Museum of Scotland
Wednesday 11 October 2017 - 08:00 until 18:00
Coffee will be served on arrival at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. There will be a talk by the Curator of the exhibition, David Forsyth, followed by a viewing.
This major exhibition tells the real story of the rise and fall of the Jacobites. The Jacobite legend has an enduring fascination and now renewed global interest due to the Outlander books and television series. Featuring treasures from Scotland’s national collections alongside spectacular objects from across the UK and Europe, the exhibition presents a compelling story of loyalty, loss, exile, rebellion and retribution. Paintings, costumes, documents and weapons all help build a detailed picture of this turbulent period in European history.
A two-course lunch will be served at the Tower Restaurant. This will be followed by a short coach ride to visit the new Print Gallery at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern 2) to view the Edward Lear watercolours with Charlotte Topsfield, our speaker at Elshieshields last November. The group will then split into two, with the second party only being admitted after the first has finished viewing. There is an exhibition True to Life British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s for those who would like to see this but there will be an additional entry charge (reduced for Art Fund members £5, concession £4). Alternatively, there is a café where you can take tea, which will also be at your own expense.
This event has been organised by the Dumfries and Galloway Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.