A Scottish Hidden Gem

A special half day event has been organised in the Centre for Open Studies: A Scottish Hidden Gem: Dr W. A. F. Browne’s Collection of Patient Art at Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries.

Wednesday 15 July, 10.00-12.00

Scotland is home to the oldest collection of art by a group of asylum patients in the world, the subject of a new exhibition, A Hidden Gem, opening in Dumfries 18 July.

This event will examine the art collection formed by Dr W. A. F. Browne (1805-1885), Physician Superintendent at Crichton Royal Institution in the mid-19th century. We will explore the lives of the patients, their paintings and drawings, how art was used as a therapeutic tool and its links to art psychotherapy, Art Brut and Outsider Art.

Tutor: Maureen Park MA AMA PhD
Cost: £15. Code: 22539
Venue: Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, St Andrew’s Building, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow G3 6NH

To book a place – Tel: 0141 330 1860


First published: 17 June 2015

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