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Talk Merian's Butterflies (Edinburgh)

Merian's Butterflies (Edinburgh)

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles


Maria Sibylla Merian's research into insect metamorphosis was ground-breaking at the turn of the eighteenth century. As an artist, she was able to portray her findings in beautiful compositions, which have been treasured since the day they were painted.

Drawing on the rich group of works in the Royal Collection, exhibition curator Kate Heard will discuss Merian’s extraordinary life and remarkable art.

Photo credit: Royal Collection Trust/©Her Majesty Elizabeth II 2017. Maria Sibylla Merian, Branch of West Indian Chery with Achilles Morpho Butterfly.

Event details

Thu 22 Jun 2017, 1:00pm

Live subtitling

Venue details

Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Queen's Gallery
Canongate, The Royal Mile

Phone: 0131 557 2500

Website: Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council