Heritage and The Arts: An Online Exhibition from The Open University
The Crichton Royal Institution was a crucial site for the development of the arts and related activities for entertainment, occupation and therapy within nineteenth-century psychiatry. The Crichton Archive is accessible at the Ewart Library in Dumfries, is a valuable source of information on this development, offering one of the most comprehensive collections of material of its kind, from playbills and concert programmes, patient artwork and writing to reports and publications that explain and describe the activities. This online exhibition showcases some of the key artefacts and documents that tell the important story of the arts at the Crichton.
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