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Travel Back In Time To Renaissance Scotland

This Friday the National Library of Scotland has its Renaissance moment with the opening of long-awaited exhibition - 'Renaissance: Scotland and Europe 1480 - 1630'. See beautifully crafted objects including jewellery, books, and more.




Travel Back In Time To Renaissance Scotland


Discover how "Scotland emerged from the Middle Ages alongside its Continental cousins in a flurry of science and innovation, poetry, craft, music and philosophy. This activity, combined with international connections, breathed new life into towns and cities across the county. We welcome people of all ages and knowledge levels to visit the library and get up close to some of the literary treasures and artefacts from this time." - National Librarian Amina Shah





Learn about Esther Inglis, whose 400th anniversary takes place in 2024. The Renaissance woman was the daughter of Huguenot refugees who employed her exquisite craftmanship in calligraphy and embroidery.


While visiting the exhibition there is an opportunity for you to try your hand at some of the crafts of that era, including embroidery.





'Renaissance: Scotland and Europe 1480 - 1630' opens Friday 21st June 2024 through till April 2025 at the National Libary of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. Open Monday to Saturday (Monday to Thursday 10am - 7pm), (Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm). Exhibition entry is free.


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