• Blog Post

    The Star Spangled Barrel

    People sometimes question the ‘relevance’ of museum collections.  Right now, the Stirling Smith’s collection is the inspiration for an international anti-gun campaign in the wake

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  • Exhibitions

    The Pity of War

      Anda Paterson RSW RGI GSWA (born 1935) is one of the best known and most prolific Scottish artists working today.  Her work is represented

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    Heroic Stirling Postman

    The photograph of postman John Wardrop Thomson (1883-1962) and his Albert Medal are part of a recent collection of memorabilia gifted to the Stirling Smith

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  • Blog Post

    The Valley Cemetery

    This photograph, taken by Stirling photographer Alexander Crowe, shows the cemetery in its early years.  The layout was completed in 1857 and the first burial

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  • Blog Post

    Stirling by Horatio MacCulloch

    This is one of three works by the eminent Scottish landscape painter Horatio MacCulloch (1805 – 1867) in the Smith collections. The view looks towards

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  • Blog Post

    Scottish Seaweed

    Today’s featured story can be seen at the Smith in The Colours of Nature exhibition by the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists. Although botanical art

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  • Blog Post

    Lunchtime, 1984

    A feature of the Painting Stirling exhibition at the Stirling Smith is the work of the eminent American – British artist, Mary Louise Coulouris (1939

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  • Blog Post

    Old Coffee House, Bow Street

    In 1902, the architect J S Fleming published a book, The Ancient Castles and Mansions of the Stirling Nobility. It had hundreds of drawings, mainly

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  • Blog Post

    Miners’ Demonstration

    The demonstration in support of the striking miners in Stirling 33 years ago this month was significant both for Stirling and for Scotland. During the

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