This website is the first stage of a longer term research project to provide
more information about one of Scotland's most famous lost buildings, its
magnificent contents and its occupants throughout the centuries.
The ultimate aim is to recreate the Palace in a virtual
world and bring back together the unique collections of paintings, furniture
and objets d'art which have since been dispersed to become the treasures
of museums around the world and to set these in their historical and cultural
contexts through a series of research projects and the publication of
related archive materials.
This project is being undertaken by the Virtual Hamilton
Palace Trust which includes experts in the field and representatives of
a number of Scotland's leading cultural institutions. This website has
been created with a grant from the New Opportunities Fund through the
Resources for Learning in Scotland scheme in association with Scran. It
has been undertaken with the co-operation of a number of institutions
and individuals led by the former Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical
Monuments of Scotland under the overall direction of the Trust.