Anna Bokström And Nina Bacos Photography, At Dunoon Burgh Hall, Part Of The Bread Boy Of Herculaneum Exhibition Feb 2024, Credit Lily Vaughan

Reconnected Traineeship

In January 2024, Lily Vaughan started a four-month traineeship with The Argyll Collection Reconnected team. During her traineeship, Lily has been delving into The Argyll Collection and working towards curating an exhibition, Awaken, that 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.

Awaken, The Argyll Collection