Issued: 16 July 2012
Marquis Of Montrose Exhibition At Montrose Museum
A major national exhibition celebrating the quatercentenary of the birth of James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose is underway at Montrose Museum.
The exhibition, entitled To Win or Lose it All – A Celebration of the Life & Campaigns of James Graham 1st Marquis of Montrose 1612 – 1650, hosts the largest collection of objects relating to the marquis which has ever been brought together.
These include paintings, weapons, portraits, documents, furniture, silver and the heart of Montrose. The exhibition is complemented by comprehensive display panels interpreting James Graham’s extraordinary life and death: his remarkable military successes, the romantic legend and his legacy.
There will be a series of three lectures during the time of exhibition, given by Malcolm McVittie, chairman of the 1st Marquis of Montrose Society.
25 July: ‘Montrose- A Candidate for Immortality’: a biographical account of the marquis.
22 August: ‘Montrose and his Conscience’: an explanation of his change of allegiance
19 September: ‘Montrose’s Annus Mirabilis’: his military campaign.
All lectures will be held at Montrose Museum & Art Gallery, Panmure Place, Montrose DD10 8HF
The exhibition runs from 14 July to 22 September. The museum opens Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and admission free. For further details, contact the museum on 01674 673232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org