Day 2 and Day 3 of the Open Palace Programme Scotland were held at the royal residence, The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Our group was led by Sutherland Forsyth (a most Scottish name), Learning Curator, during our time at Holyroodhouse. Sutherland is in a recent position, that functions as a critical link between the curatorial team … Continue reading Open Palace Programme – The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Is there another city in the world which marches hand in hand with its past as does Edinburgh; which can look up from its modernity and see itself as it always was, upon a hill, intact, impregnable and still in arms?... I know of no other. (H Morton, In Search of Scotland, 1929). Some time ago, … Continue reading Open Palace Programme – A Walking Tour of Edinburgh.
I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Open Palace Programme and will be heading off to Scotland shortly! This is a programme designed for students of museum studies, conservation, curatorship and is also suitable for current cultural heritage professionals. We'll be touring the premier heritage institutions in Scotland and getting amazing behind-the-scenes access … Continue reading Open Palace Programme
I am an unashamed lover of the lovely; I wish to shine a light on the things I find the loveliest. So pop by here if you wish to experience my ramblings on special paintings, cafes, museums or whatever may tickle my fancy that day. Image: Raphael, The School of Athens, 1509-1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican). … Continue reading Spotlight: Art & Other Things.
The small town of Falkland is about 50 minutes outside of Edinburgh and was built up around the royal palace. This palace served as a hunting lodge for monarchs over the 16th and 17th centuries and is technically still a royal residence today (though Charles II was the last monarch to stay here). Upon arrival … Continue reading Open Palace Programme – Falkland Palace.
This is without a doubt one of my most loved paintings. I completed my Honours thesis on this work some years back and I am still as in love with it as I was when I first saw it. Do you have a favourite artwork? Tell me about it! Image Credit: ©National Gallery of Victoria