Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and new exhibitions at the City Art Centre

(c) City of Edinburgh Council; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) City of Edinburgh Council; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

If you have passed Carlton Hill, you may have noticed the flags on the Nelson Monument. Yesterday was the anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, which took place on 21 October 1805. You can visit the monument to learn more and if you climb to the top, you can get some of the best views in Edinburgh. On a nautical theme, you could also visit our exhibition ‘The Artist & the Sea’ at the City Art Centre.

The City Art Centre is also getting ready for the opening of two new exhibitions on Saturday: ‘William Gear (1915 – 1997): The painter that Britain forgot’ and
‘Jagged Generation: William Gear’s Contemporaries and Influences’. I had a quick peek at the galleries as the exhibitions were being installed, and they look great! If you are in Edinburgh at the weekend, do come and visit.

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About edinburghmuseumsoutreach

I'm the Outreach & Access Manager at Edinburgh Museums & Galleries (the museums service of the City of Edinburgh Council). I take the museums out to community groups and schools. I really enjoy meeting lots of people of different ages and backgrounds and helping them connect with our collections. I love showing people some of the amazing objects that we hold and I like helping them to remember the past or to create something amazing.
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