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Renowned Ayr artist lands new role to promote Royal art collection at historic Dumfries House

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A renowned artist from Ayr will help promote Dumfries House's prestigious art collection after landing a new role. Sarah Margaret Gibson, 33, has been selected as an ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation, an educational charity established by Prince Charles, which offers a range of training programmes including in traditional arts, architecture and design, horticulture, wellbeing and hospitality.

Sarah, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio who now lives in Ayr, will promote the charity’s work in curating and maintaining the collection at its Dumfries House headquarters in Cumnock, as well as programmes and projects in traditional arts, traditional building skills, and the built environment.

Sarah is the co-founder of The Glasgow Academy of Fine Art and an alumna of The Florence Academy of Art, in Italy, so boasts a wealth of knowledge and skills within the sector.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.She will work closely with Dumfries House collections manager Satinder Kaur to promote the paintings and objets d’art that can be enjoyed on tours of the Ayrshire country house.And she harbours particular appreciation for the two works on either side of the Blue Drawing Room fireplace by Henry Raeburn, the Edinburgh-born former portrait painter active in the 18th century, when Dumfries House was being built.Satinder and Sarah are currently planning a special event for later

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