This month`s Talk in the Library, sponsored by The Friends of Glasgow University Library, www.friendsofgul.org, takes place on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 19.00 hours in the Talk Lab on Level 3 of the University Library, when Dr Maureen Park will focus on links between art, art making and mental health.
The main theme will be on Dr William Alexander Francis Browne, (1805–1885), the Scottish pioneer of moral treatment of the insane, and his remarkable collection of cutting-edge art created by patients with psychiatric problems.
Dr Park will illustrate the significance of art in human well-being and medical therapy and reflect upon the discovery and content of Dr W.A.F. Browne’s Collection of Patient Art at the Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries, which has now been secured and catalogued by the University Library with support from the Wellcome Foundation.
Dr Maureen Park is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Art in the Centre for Open Studies. She is the Subject Specialist for Visual Art – art history, photography, practical art and art therapy – and also lectures across the Colleges of Arts, Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, and Social Science.
Talk and discussion open to all, and followed by refreshments.
A visual delight with over 250 illustrations, jointly produced by the Friends of Glasgow University Library and the University Library is the new book
THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW LIBRARY: Friendly Shelves.
Tracing the growth and development of the Library, and of the University, from the Renaissance to the Digital Revolution, and surveying its unique and distinctive collections, the book is now on sale at the Library, and the University Gift Shop open seven days a week, tel 0141 330 5511.
Also at John Smith`s bookshop on campus, Hyndland Bookshop and at Waterstones in Sauchiehall Street. The book in hardback and in softback can also be purchased with free UK postage online at the Friends of GUL website www.friendsofgul.org