The Monarch of the Glen

The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer will go on display at Paisley Museum as part of a four-stop tour supported by National Galleries Scotland.

The Monarch of the Glen

About The Monarch of the Glen

The painting is one of the most famous images associated with Scotland. Through its widespread use in commercial advertising and popular culture, the picture has become instantly recognisable yet it remains an extremely powerful work of art and a rich source of debate about issues of history and identity.

This iconic painting, which was acquired after a four month fundraising campaign, will go on display at Paisley, Inverness, Perth and Kirkcudbright. It forms part of the National Galleries’ on-going commitment to sharing its collection and working in partnership with communities across Scotland.

Organised by the National Galleries of Scotland, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Arts Fund and the Scottish Government.

There will also be a range of family friendly activities based around The Monarch of the Glen to offer opportunities for visitors to engage with the painting and be inspired by it.

All activities are free of charge and take place at Paisley Museum:

Stag Weekends
Every Saturday from 20 Jan to 11 March
Drop-in family crafts, 11am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm

Sunday 4 Feb and 4 March
2pm to 4.30pm
Drop-in Minecraft workshops to create a digital version of the painting.

Ae Fawn Kiss
Friday 26 January
7pm to 9pm
Burns and Monarch of the Glen collide in a celebration of all things Scottish! A family friendly evening with music, poetry and film.

Rut and Groove
Friday 16 February
7pm to 9pm
An evening of contemporary music and poetry performance, by local young people. All ages welcome.

Deer Maw!
Saturday 10 March
11am to 3.30pm
Come and meet live deer at Paisley Museum to celebrate Mothers Day! Join in the fun and help us send off The Monarch of the Glen painting with a bang in out final Stag Weekend - take part in our fun free activities with art and crafts, animation workshops and much more.



Sir Edwin Landseer The Monarch of the Glen About 1851 Purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland as a part gift from Diageo Scotland Ltd, with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dunard Fund, the Art Fund, the William Jacob Bequest, the Tam O’ Shanter Trust, the Turtleton Trust, and the K. T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc. and through public appeal 2017.

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