ART AND ANATOMY – A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN

Opening Times:
7 - 8.30pm

ART AND ANATOMY – A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN

Opening Times:
7 - 8.30pm

 

Presented by Prof. Dame Sue Black DBE, FRSE, HRSA

Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery

Tickets £12 available from Eventbrite book here

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”.

yProfessor 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 a programme celebrating the Ages of Wonder exhibition.

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

For more information on the exhibition and associated events: Ages of Wonder