Kimbell Art Museum presents Alice Martin: Mount Stuart, the Last Great Island Treasure House
Alice Martin, head of historic collections at the Mount Stuart Trust, will present a free lecture entitled Mount Stuart, the Last Great Island Treasure House.
This talk explores the history and collections of one of the world's great undiscovered treasure houses, Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute. The island has been the home of the Stuarts of Bute since the granting of the lands by King Robert II of Scotland in the year 1400. The Gothic masterpiece that is Mount Stuart is the repository of over 660 years of history and collecting and home to a vast archive as well as collections of furniture, decorative arts, silver, textiles and world-class art.
Mount Stuart Trust, the educational charity that cares for the collection, is at the forefront of re-imagining the traditional country house and giving new relevance to historic collections in the 21st century.