From Where Do We See?: Craft Skills and Aesthetics in MRI Curated by Dr Silvia Casini

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The Small Gallery
Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
AB25 2ZN

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A selection of previously unknown archival sources related to the world's first MRI scanner.

Retrospective narratives of biomedical innovation tend to omit the role played by aesthetics and craft skills, framing them as peripheral to science and privileging theory creation over practical making.

This exhibition presents a selection of previously unknown archival sources related to the Aberdonian development of Mark-1, the world’s first whole-body MRI clinical scanner and material from the team leading the IDentIFY project. The aim is to explore how methods and theories from the arts and humanities, usually considered peripheral to science, feed into past and present MRI innovation networks. The archival material exhibited in The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary introduces visitors to some of the humanities aspects of medical imaging.

This exhibition is being supported by an award from the Aberdeen Humanities Fund


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