'Towards The Black Isle', Edna Whyte, The Argyll Collection

Reconnected Traineeship

We are delighted to announce that Lily Vaughan joins Kirsty and Ros on the Argyll Collection Reconnected team. Throughout this four-month traineeship, Lily will be delving into The Argyll Collection and curating an exhibition which will be on public display from April 2024 at Dunoon Burgh Hall. Discover more about Lily's work with the collection through her blogs below. 


“Growing up, I have always had a fascination in the Arts and the history that surrounds them. My parents always encouraged me to explore this interest by visiting galleries and museums where I was able to see all kinds of artwork, such as paintings, embroidery, and ceramics. It was only in recent years that I became aware of the Argyll collection through my own research for Dunoon Grammar School and the works they have displayed in the Art corridor. This taught me about the Argyll Collections' huge significance to our local history and the intriguing stories of those involved in the making of the collection.

That being said, I am so excited and honoured to have been chosen as CHARTS Exhibition Trainee as it will allow me to share this incredible collection with the public in an exhibition that will bring individual pieces to life and hopefully spread my appreciation to others who will enjoy learning the history of these beautiful Artworks. They have so much to offer in terms of learning about our local history and the people who flourished artistically during this time as they show us a glimpse of our homes in their eyes.” - Lily Vaughan


This traineeship is made possible with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of Argyll Aspires, supporting young people to learn more about their heritage.