Collaborating with galleries

Issued: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:51:00 GMT

For Dr Catriona MacDonald, an appreciation of the role that visual arts can have in the study of history has been enhanced by a number of collaborations. The foundations were laid when she acted as a consultant on the NationLive exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. From there, a chain of events has led to further collaboration with NPG staff on poetry, song and Scottish history; a session with the artist Roddy Buchanan at the Edinburgh Book Festival coinciding with his residency at Edinburgh College of Art, and further engagement in material history as a Trustee of the National Museums of Scotland. Material sources have always been part of Dr MacDonald’s teaching – she leads a Masters field trip to Glasgow Life’s Nitshill depository every year – but recent collaborations have now infused her research with the insights that such objects and the visual arts can bring. This is recently evidenced in a publication for the University of Mainz, a partner university of the College of Arts, in which her work with the NPG was a core element. 

Project Partners:
Scottish National Portrait Gallery


To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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