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Entitled Sketches: Memorised from Recollections of the Great War 1914-1918

As the First World War commemorations continue it seems that every week a new photograph or print surfaces from a dusty suitcase in a cluttered attic which originally belonged to grandad. Each one of these new discoveries helps us all … Continue reading

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Our Art Collection – Comrades by Robert Gibb

An ionic image of the military art genre is Comrades by Robert Gibb (b.1845-d.1932), which was first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1887. The location of this original painting is now unknown. Whilst studying the life of Napoleon, … Continue reading

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The Marriage Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel James Stewart to Williamina Kerr

A favourite painting of the Museum staff is the Marriage Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel James Stewart to Williamina Kerr 1803 by James Giles (b.1801-d.1870), as it is one of the few paintings in the collection which portrays a female. This … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Merle Palmer, Collections Volunteer

This month we say hello to Merle who has kindly agreed to talk with us about her role and experiences as a volunteer. Hello Merle, can you tell us how you heard about the volunteer opportunities at the Castle and … Continue reading

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