06/09/2019 - 21/02/2020
The Art of Audubon and MacGillivray
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.
|The Sir Duncan Rice Library