Symposium – Art of Power: The 3rd Earl of Bute, Politics and Collecting in Enlightenment Britain Back

In conjunction with the current exhibition, Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection, The University of Glasgow and Mount Stuart are running a three-day symposium, inspired by themes explored in the exhibition, which will bring together established and early career scholars from different faculties and professional backgrounds to discuss the dynamic interplay between art, politics and collecting so evident in the life of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792).

The symposium will be held at the University of Glasgow and at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute. Papers will be delivered on day one in Glasgow, and will be open to the public. Days two and three will take place at Mount Stuart, and will include tours of the house, archives and collection highlights.