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Member Spotlight: The Declaration of Arbroath

23 May 2023
19:00 - 20:00


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Red and green wax seals fixed to paper tassels attached to the Declaration of Arbroath.

© Mike Brooks © King’s Printer for Scotland, National Records of Scotland, SP13-7

© Mike Brooks © King’s Printer for Scotland, National Records of Scotland, SP13-7

Join us for an exclusive Member event to learn more about one of the most important documents in Scottish History.

Dated 6 April 1320, the Declaration of Arbroath asked the Pope to recognise Scotland's independence and acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country's lawful king.

Join Dr Alice Blackwell, Senior Curator of Medieval Archaeology & History, and Dr Alan Borthwick, Head of Private Records for National Records of Scotland, to learn more about the Declaration of Arbroath from the experts, before the exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland opens on Saturday 3 June.

Following the presentations there will be a live Q&A session.

Please register for this event using the button above.

This exclusive Member event is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. Your support will help protect National Museums Scotland's remarkable collections and share their stories with the world.

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The Declaration of Arbroath exhibition is in partnership with the National Records of Scotland.

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