We are putting on a new exhibition in partnership with the University of Aberdeen Art Society. The exhibition will display works of art created by the students which have been inspired by the museum collections. In the words of one of the student artists, this is ‘a new way of seeing museum objects, a way to make them personal, somehow familiar’.
The society visited the Museums’ Collections Centre and chose objects to study and draw from those that are not normally on display. They have focused on objects that depict a wide variety of faces, from many different parts of the world. One student commented: “Drawing an object is like listening to a story and writing it down in the way you understand it. It may not be the exact same thing but it’s about how you interpret it.”
The finished art work will be displayed alongside the museum objects in James MacKay Hall, King’s College from May 1st.