Dr Maureen Park
16th March 2022
Just announced as a winner of Scotland’s RIAS Buildings of the Year, Aberdeen Art Gallery re-opened its doors in November 2019 after four years and a £34.6m refurbishment. It has been transformed to allow more than 1000 works of art to be displayed, and the result is an inspiring experience for visitors. This talk introduces the gallery and invites you to explore Aberdeen’s wonderful collection of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Glasgow Boys and Girls, Scottish Colourists, Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley and local artists William Dyce, John Phillip and James McBey. If you have not yet seen the renovated gallery, this may tempt you to visit ‘pastures new’!
In her early career Maureen was Assistant Keeper of Fine Art at Glasgow Art Gallery and Curator of Haggs Castle Children’s Museum. She has recently retired as Senior Lecturer in History of Art at Glasgow University’s Adult Education Department. For more than forty years she has lectured at the university and for many art, historical and medical societies, written extensively for academic journals, and curated numerous exhibitions. In 2010 she published Art in Madness, a study of the art of 19th century patients at Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries.