• History of the Comb Works' Talk by curator Jenny Brown

  • Sat, 18-01-2020 at 14:00
  • The Anatomy Rooms
    The Anatomy Rooms
    AB10 1AN Aberdeen
History of the Comb Works' Talk by curator Jenny Brown - The Anatomy Rooms - Aberdeen

Join us for a talk by Jenny Brown, from Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums looking at the history of the Aberdeen comb works. The comb works was once the largest manufactory of combs in the world, producing 9 million combs every year and employing over 600 people and played a significant part in Aberdeen’s industrial past. The talk will take a look through the history of Aberdeen Comb Works, including highlights from our unique collection of over 1000 combs and fancy goods. The event is free, but ticketed please follow the link to book your space. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/88488893663 The talk is part of a series of events as part of ‘States of living: Architecture, Object, Body’, a curatorial project facilitated by Rachel Grant, with visual artist Alexandra McGregor, and writers/performance artists Hanna Gia Louise and Mae Diansangu. About Jenny BrownJenny Brown is lead curator at the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums and works in the history department. The team covers everything from archaeology to the oil industry, researching and developing the collections to produce events, talks and tours and answer public enquiries. Her particular areas of interest include Aberdeen’s industrial heritage and the way in which science and technology continue to affect our lives. This project has been made possible through Creative funding from Aberdeen city council. Image ref. ABDMS092805: Dyed Horn Ornamental Back Comb, 19th Century.