Uncovering Argyll’s African art collection – The Royal Society Of Edinburgh 

  • Region: All Regions
  • Type: Talk
  • Cost: Free

The Argyll Collection is an educational art initiative aimed at bringing modern art to rural schools in the Scottish Highlands and primarily consists of Scottish art. Yet within it, there is also a small group of African artworks that were acquired in the 1960s/70s. The significance of these works has been long overlooked, but new research collaborations are bringing their stories to light.

Join us in a roundtable discussion where we will explore an ongoing project focused upon the twelve modernist African artworks belonging to the Argyll and Bute Council. Through this research, these artworks have been reattributed, and their stories of how they came to Scotland from countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and others have been uncovered.

Delve under the surface to learn how understanding collection histories combined with technical analysis can help us unpack both this collection’s past and creative potential and prepare for its future care.

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