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Guided Looking: An artwork audio described

Join Fiona Johnston, audio describer, as she describes various artwork from the Royal Collection at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Suitable for blind and partially sighted audiences as well.

Guided Looking: An artwork audio described

About Guided Looking: An artwork audio described

Join Fiona Johnston, audio describer, as she describes various artwork from the Royal Collection at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. These sessions offer the chance to explore the paintings in a calm environment and discover the stories behind them.

This session is suitable for blind and partially sighted audiences as well as visitors who wish to explore historic artworks in a mindful way.

23 February- 'Charles II' by John by Michael Wright described in the Throne Room.

30 March- 'Arrival of the King' by David Wilkie described at the bottom of the Great Stair.

27 April- 'Queen Victoria' by George Haytor described in the Throne Room.

11 May- 'George IV' by David Wilkie described in the Throne Room.

15 June- 'James VI' by Paul Van Somer described in the Throne Room.

28 September- 'Prince enters the Ballroom' by John Pettie described in the lobby.

26 October- 'The Infant Hercules Strangling Serpents' by Jacob De Wet described in the King's Bedchamber.

30 November- 'Fergus' by Jacob De Wet described in the Great Gallery

14 December- 'Mary, Queen of Scots' by Jacob De Wet described in the Great Gallery

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