March 18, 2022

Ep.79 - Maureen Park - Patient art at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Ep.79 - Maureen Park - Patient art at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Dr Maureen Park uses the archive of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital to examine the reasons why, and the extent to which, drawing was promoted as a ‘therapeutic’ activity in the hospital.


In this lecture Dr Maureen Park uses the archive of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital to examine the reasons why, and the extent to which, drawing was promoted as a ‘therapeutic’ activity in the hospital.

The lecture discusses the surviving drawings produced by patients such as William Bartholomew, John Myles and John Willis Mason at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, and locates their productivity within the wider context of hospital art.


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