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The International Style of Muriel Spark
December 8, 2017 - May 13, 2018Free
Muriel Spark was the crème de la crème of Scottish writing. Famous for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and lauded as ‘a profoundly serious comic writer’, Dame Muriel was critically acclaimed the world over.
Join us on a virtual journey to the locations Dame Muriel called home; from Edinburgh to Africa, London, New York, Rome, and Tuscany, in our exhibition ‘The International Style of Muriel Spark’.
From the poverty of bohemian bedsits in post-war London, to the glitz of 60s New York and the glamour of 70s Rome, Dame Muriel hoarded ‘two things: documents and trusted friends’.
See archive material and personal artefacts which illuminate the inspirations behind her literary style, her love of fashion, and the significance of the places where she lived, and read the amazing correspondence she maintained with stars and literary figures from around the world.
More information: http://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/muriel-spark
The exhibition will be open Monday-Friday 10.00-20.00, Saturday 10.00-17.00 and Sunday 14.00-17.00. Closed 25-26 Dec 2017 and 1-2 Jan 2018
Accessibility: Badge-holders on-street parking; wheelchair lifts; wheelchair accessible doors; accessible toilets; hearing induction loops; assistance dogs accepted.