Exhibition: Under the Microscope

This exhibition runs from Mon, 19th Mar 2018 to Wed, 16th May 2018. See all dates

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This exhibition has finished.

Cost: Free of Charge

Olive Elizabeth Aykroyd studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin in the 1930s, obtaining a PhD in 1938. Inspired by her brass microscope and scientific research her daughter, artist Mary Pritchard, has created a homage to her life and work.

This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photographs and letters, revealing the personal history of Olive the scientist.

View huge posters of insects, a mock-up of her laboratory and alternative artwork by Mary, all derived from or inspired by Olive’s scientific journey.

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


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