Summer Series Talks
Beginning in June, Mount Stuart will host a programme of monthly 'Summer Series' talks. Join us on the second Friday of each month, to explore a different facet of the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart.
Learn about rarely seen special treasures and hear more about the work and research that takes place behind-the-scenes at Mount Stuart. Everyone is welcome - simply bring your curiosity, book your place, and enjoy!
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Friday 10th June
The Bute Family Wardrobe: Exploring Historic Dress through Portraiture at Mount Stuart
Join Annie and Gabriela - MLitt students from the University of Glasgow's Dress and Textile Histories programme - as they piece together fascinating stories of fashion, dress, and representation in the Bute family. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to view original historic garments and portraits side-by-side.
Annie will be presenting her work on the coronation robes worn by several Marchionesses of Bute, and the ways in which ceremonial dress has been passed down through generations. Gabriela will speak about her research on the 'Spanish Grandee Dress’ belonging to John, Lord Mountstuart, that is lavishly illustrated in the Dining Room portrait by Thomas Lawrence. She will explore the garments’ cultural association with Spain and their relationship to Lord Mountstuart.
Friday 8th July
Scottish Storytellers in the Libraries of the Bute Collection
Join our Librarian, Elizabeth, and delve into Scotland's iconic stories and storytellers through riveting books cared for in Mount Stuart's Libraries. Journey from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day through captivating first editions and rare printed works.
Friday 12th August
The Architectural History of Mount Stuart
Join our Archivist, Lynsey, for a fascinating walk through the history of the Georgian and Victorian Mount Stuart House. Explore original architectural designs and the stories behind them, preserved in the Archive of the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart.