Emotions and the art of nursing: Stained glass workshop

08 Jul 2019 11:00 - 17:30

Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DL

RCN Members: £12 £12

Create a piece of stained glass in a workshop inspired by the history of emotions in nursing.

Please note this is an event for nurses, midwives and care workers only.

Art and emotions have long been connected in healthcare and medicine. Surgeon and artist Charles Bell sketched the expression of different emotions in the 1820s, while researchers from Charles Darwin to modern psychologists have turned to art to represent and invoke emotional states. Join us to explore which emotions have been linked with nursing over the last 100 years, and how emotions might be represented in nursing care today.

Set within the stunning cathedral at Ely, this day-long workshop led by Rachel Mulligan will include a tour of the Stained Glass Museum exploring and sketching their collection of glass from medieval times to the present.

During the practical workshop you will be introduced to some of the tools, materials and techniques that make up the stained glass process. An introduction to stained glass engraving and painting techniques will be inspired by historic images of nursing.

The artworks produced in the workshop will form part of a new exhibition, launching in January 2020 at the Royal College of Nursing. The RCN is working with researchers from Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions on a Wellcome Trust funded project to explore emotions and healthcare from the Victorian era to the present day.

Accessibility: The museum gallery and workshop are located in the south triforium, an upper level of Ely Cathedral, accessed by a flight of 40 steps. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

Lunch will be provided. Please note dietary requirements when booking.

For more information about the venue and how to get there, please visit their website.

Stained Glass Museum
South Triforium Ely Cathedral


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