Celebrating the achievements of Alberto Morrocco
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Suttie Lecture Theatre
14th December was the 100th anniversary of the birth in Aberdeen of the celebrated artist Alberto Morrocco. This is also the anniversary of the foundation of the Medico-Chirurgical Society. The Heritage Group aranged the Heritage Symposium on 14th December 2017.
The Symposium was recorded by video-capture. Presentations and audio recordings will be made available soon for private study only.
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Session 1 - chaired by Andrew Robinson
- Sheila Chalmers: My brush with Morrocco (audio only)
- Lyndsey Gilmour: Still Life and the act of looking (15:00)
- Jo Macdonald & Simon Parson: Artist and Anatomist: a working relationship (28:11)
- Alison Murray: Reflections on brain imaging and art (58:00)
Session 2 - chaired by Steve Lynch
- John Morrison: Alberto Morrocco (starts at 04:30)
- Leon Morrocco (audio only; 39:00)
- Closing remarks by James Grieve (1:10:23)
10.00 - 19.00 An Art Exhibition in the conference suite featuring –
- Portraits by Alberto Morrocco which are in the collection of Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society.
- Photographs from the Robert Gordon University collection.
- Original drawings by Morrocco and others for Anatomy of the Human Body by Lockhart, Hamilton and Fyfe.
18.00 - 19.00 Music in the atrium
19.00 - 21.30 Symposium in the lecture theatre
“Celebrating the achievements of Alberto Morrocco”
The importance of drawing in the present day teaching of Anatomy will be described by Staff in the Department of Anatomy. Advances in functional anatomy by brain imaging will be described.
Other speakers will attest to Morrocco's influence as a teacher.
Professor John Morrison, History of Art, also from the University of Aberdeen will highlight Alberto Morrocco's artistic achievements.