Going Dutch: the 3rd Earl of Bute’s Genre Paintings
Caitlin Blackwell, our inaugural Bute Fellow, looks into the preferences of the 3rd Earl of Bute when amassing his fantastic
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On This Day: Captain Cook
During the 1750’s and 60’s the colonisation of the New World by the British, Dutch, Spanish and French happened apace.
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Archive Highlights: Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt or The Wonders of Creation
One of the most beautiful books in our library is a 19th Century copy of Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt or The Wonders of Creation by Zakariya
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Bute Looms: Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Bute Fabrics was set up in 1947 by the 5th Marquess of Bute, originally called Isle of Bute Industries it
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The King and The Earl: International Day of Friendship
Strong friendships have defined the lives of many members of the Bute Family and many of these relationships have left
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Asteroid Day
On August 18th 1783 an unusually bright meteor was observed streaking through the sky. It entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the
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