Library adds new works on medicine and art, thanks to Robert Pope Foundation

Thanks to a generous donation from the Robert Pope Foundation, the NSCAD Library has purchased twenty-five books on the topic of medicine and art, spanning multiple disciplines and subjects. These circulating books, each with a specially designed book plate, are now available in the library and are currently part of the display Robert Pope Was Here on the main floor.  All are welcome to view or borrow the titles.

Artist Robert Pope, BFA ’81, died in 1992 of Hodgkin’s Disease.  In the last years of his life, Robert documented his experiences as a cancer patient through his painting.  Images of this work are collected in Robert’s book “Illness and Healing: Images of Cancer,” which is given to first-year Dalhousie medical students to help them understand the patient experience.

The Robert Pope Foundation keeps Robert’s memory alive.  Each year, the Foundation supports bursaries and scholarships for NSCAD students.

Sparrow, 1989.
Acrylic on canvas, 81.3 x 121.9 cm.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia collection.