Perth Museum and Art Gallery Perth
Focusing on the great clans and families of Perthshire, this exhibition will reveal the hidden stories of warring kinsmen and forfeited homes from the old chief carried home on the spoils of combat to the stricken mother, desperate for news of her son, missing after battle.
The exhibition brings together nationally significant museum objects, alongside items from private collections never before seen in public. Jacobite Clans will chart the history of a feuding nation through the lives of those at the centre of the Jacobite Wars.
Highlights of the exhibition will include two of Scotland’s best-loved paintings. For the first time ever, National Galleries Scotland will be loaning Richard Wilson’s Flora Macdonald and William Mosman’s Prince Charles Edward Stuart. This is the first time these two portraits will have been on public display outside Edinburgh.
Alongside the Jacobite material held in the permanent collection at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, the exhibition has been able to draw from a wealth of Jacobite material held by organisations and private individuals across Perthshire, much of which has never been on public display before.
Coinciding with the exhibition at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, there will be a display at the AK Bell Library in Perth. The display entitled, Jacobite Clans: Ancestors at war will feature a large illustrated family tree based on the Nairne family which will highlight the close-knit family connections between Perthshire Jacobites.
This tree will inspire visitors to explore their Jacobite heritage or their Perthshire connections. Using resources from Perth and Kinross Archive including a Jacobite database of names, Old Parish Records and clan histories we will help visitors to research their family tree.
Jacobite Clans has been developed in partnership with Blair Castle & Archive, the Library of Innerpeffray, National Galleries Scotland, Drambuie Collection at William Grant & Sons, Clan Donnachaidh Museum and a number of private collections.
“Le taic bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig” / “Supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig”
Entrance is free.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery is open from 10:00 – 17:00, Tuesday to Sunday.