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Exhibition: Walking with Birds

Exhibition: Walking with Birds
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The Art of Audubon and MacGillivray, part of Festival of Social Science.

The friendship between a nineteenth-century Aberdeen professor, William MacGillivray, and the American naturalist and artist John James Audubon profoundly impacted the scientific study of birds.

The exhibition showcases Audubon’s spectacular ‘Birds of America’, a metre-high book filled with Audubon’s stunning life-size colour depictions of American bird species, with text prepared by MacGillivray. It explores the intrepid travels of both men - including MacGillivray’s often humorous account of his epic journey on foot from Aberdeen to London - and their legacies in the worlds of zoology, ornithology and environmental conservation.

Hosted by: University of Aberdeen Museums and Special Collections

Venue: The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Contact:

Email: events.mscc@abdn.ac.uk
Tek: 01224 273048


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