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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album in 2021 and this exhibition presents images from the archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album.

Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

About Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

9th Nov 2023 to 1st Oct 2024
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
HES Archives and Library
John Sinclair House 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh South EH8 9NX
Free (book online)
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In 2021 Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album, a collection of drawings, letters and engravings assembled by publisher and antiquarian John Britton (1771-1857). Following the purchase (generously supported by the Friends of the National Libraries) the volume underwent significant conservation, cataloguing and digitisation, and will be on display to the public for the first time.

To celebrate the acquisition of the volume, this exhibition presents images from the HES archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album. Learn about the fashion for antiquarianism in Scotland and the lure of Rosslyn Chapel, from the founding of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, to the mass publication of souvenir guides for tourists. Included are sketches by James Drummond, R W Billings and James Skene, photography by Erskine Beveridge and Lady Henrietta Gilmour, architectural records by Reverend John Sime, Sir Robert Rowand Anderson’s National Art Survey of Scotland, and 19th-century travel guides to Scotland.

The Rosslyn Album has been fully digitised and is available to view online via Canmore

Limited free visitor parking is available at John Sinclair House on a first come, first serve basis.

Image: © Courtesy of HES (Scottish Colorfoto Collection)

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