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Celebrating Edinburgh's Historical Gardens

Exhibition Special Event 9:30-15.30 £50.00 full price, £45.00 concession, Booking essential Join us for an in-depth exploration of the historical aspects of gardening and Edinburgh's most celebrated gardens in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gar ...

Lecture / talk
Merian's butterflies

Lunchtime lecture with live speech-to-text transcription 13:00- 14:00 Visitors who require an access companion are entitled to a complimentary ticket. Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. You can purchase an exhibition ticket online. If you are a 1 ...

Performance
Royal College of Music short recitals

12:00 Free with admission price or 1-Year Pass Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by Scottish Artists 1750- 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent as part of our free lunchtime programm ...

Lecture / talk
'Adding another hue to the rainbow': two feather fans

Short talk 12:00 and 15:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass Beautiful fans made from peacock feathers and polychrome enamel played an important role in Indian court spectacle. Join Rachel Peat, Assistant Curator for Non-European Works of Ar ...

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'Is it a good likeness?': early portraiture at the Mughal Court

Short talk 12:00 and 15:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass The Royal Library is home to a remarkable album of early Mughal portraits. Join exhibition curator, Emily Hannam, to learn more about the personalities captured in its pages and th ...

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'Muraqqa': Creating a Mughal Album

Short talk 12:00 and 15:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass The Mughals created lavish Muraqqas or "patchwork" albums to showcase the work of contemporary and earlier master artists. Drawings Conservator, Rachael Smith, will intro ...

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'The most splendid manuscript I ever saw!': exploring the Padshahnama

Short talk 12:00 and 15:00 Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass The Royal Library's magnificent Padshahnama manuscript contains some of the most famous Mughal paintings ever created. Join exhibition curator, Emily Hannam, as she explores t ...

Performance
'The woman plays to-day'

18:30- 21:00, Event begins at 19:00 Not eligible for 1-Year Pass £20.00 full price, £18.00 concessions Join us on International Women's Day as we explore the introduction of female actors to the stage in the 1660s. This evening will include a perform ...

Performance
'The woman plays to-day' Family Performance

16:00 Free with standard admission Join us on International Women's Day for a special relaxed performance of 'The woman plays to-day', a fascinating look at the role of women in theatre since their introduction on stage in the 1660s.  Child ...

Lecture / talk
10 Minute Talk: Meet the Curator

14:30 How were Rowlandson’s prints seen and used by their eighteenth-century audience?  Join Kate Heard for this free ten minute talk, including an up-close look at a decorative scrap screen- a rare survival of a popular method of displaying caricature pr ...