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Art and Anatomy - A Marriage Made in Heaven

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Presented by Professor Dame Sue Black DBE, FRSE, HRSA

The internationally renowned forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic Sue Black will deliver a presentation that will consider how the relationship between anatomy and its portrayal in a visual form has changed with time. ‘From early manuscripts to today's 3-dimensional augmented reality, the bond has never been stronger.’ Sue has been described as “a speaker who rarely disappoints”.

Professor Dame Sue Black is Director of both the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. She is a forensic anthropologist and an anatomist who has worked national and internationally on crimes associated with wars, murders, dismemberments and abuse of children. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 and a DBE in 2016. She is the lifetime Professor of Anatomy for the Royal Scottish Academy and is the recipient of the Fletcher of Saltoun award for her contribution to Scottish culture, the Jephcott gold medal for scientific advancement and the Lucy Mair medal for humanitarian assistance. She also holds two highest police commendations for her forensic casework. She was identified as an Outstanding Women of Scotland in 2017.


This event is part of of a programme of events celebrating the Ages of Wonder exhibtion.


Ages of Wonder: Scotland's Art 1540 to Now,
collected by the Royal Scottish Academy
4 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

Ages of Wonder builds on the moment in 1910 when the Royal Scottish Academy transferred a number of significant works to the National Collection, securing exhibiting rights within the building shared by the two institutions today. The Academy had been a force behind the establishment of a national collection and NGS and RSA had previously coexisted in what is now the National Gallery of Scotland. Ages of Wonder reunites RSA works transferred to NGS with a selection of those remaining in the Academy’s Nationally Significant Collection and those collected by the Academy up to the present day.

The exhibition will include over 450 works by over 270 artists and architects, from the masterpiece ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ painted by Jacopo Bassano of 1540, to recent Diploma Works by Callum Innes and Alison Watt, and works commissioned for and during the exhibition by Calum Colvin, Kenny Hunter and Richard Murphy

For more information on the exhibtion and associated events:

http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/exhibitions/ages-of-wonder

Exhibition supported by: Museums Galleries Scotland, The Morton Charitable Trust, The Pilgrim Trust
Sponsored by:
Lyon & Turnbull



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