The symbiosis of art and medicine | Artefacts from the Museum of Medicine and Health
|Dates:||2 October 2013|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Museum of Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff|
Host: Museum of Medicine and Health
About the event:
The Museum is delighted to be hosting a talk by the renowned medical artist Richard Neave.
Richard’s career has spanned six decades, and he spent much of his career working at the University of Manchester and the Manchester Royal Infirmary. During the 1970s he pioneered forensic facial reconstruction, which became widely used for criminal investigations but also featured in high profile reconstructions of King Midas and the Lindow Man. Most recently Richard produced a sculpture of the Irish Giant and a paralympian runner for the Huntarian Museum.
At the second in our series of events exploring the history of medicine and health through objects, Richard gives us a fascinating insight into how his skills as an artist have assisted medical colleagues and reflects on the symbiosis between medicine and art. He will discuss how he pioneered his techniques, the uses of his art in medical learning and practice and shares some tales from his career.
Role: Medical Artist
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building