Focusing on the great clans and families of Perthshire, this exhibition will reveal the hidden stories of warring kinsmen and forfeited homes from the old chief carried home on the spoils of combat to the stricken mother, desperate for news of her son, missing after battle.
The exhibition brings together nationally significant museum objects, alongside items from private collections never before seen in public. Jacobite Clans will chart the history of a feuding nation through the lives of those at the centre of the Jacobite Wars.
Highlights of the exhibition will include two of Scotland’s best-loved paintings. For the first time ever, National Galleries Scotland will be loaning Richard Wilson’s Flora Macdonald and William Mosman’s Prince Charles Edward Stuart. This is the first time these two portraits will have been on public display outside Edinburgh.
Alongside the Jacobite material held in the permanent collection at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, the exhibition has been able to draw from a wealth of Jacobite material held by organisations and private individuals across Perthshire, much of which has never been on public display before.