Photograph portrait of Professor Averil MacDonald

Robert Taylor

Portrait photograph of Professor Averil MacDonald by Robert Taylor, 2007. Monochrome photograph showing MacDonald in three-quarter portrait with hands in pockets wearing a black jacket and paler top against a black background. With accompanying plaque.

One of six photograph portraits of Women of Outstanding Achievement in Physics. Each of the women were chosen by the UKRC (UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) as leaders in their scientific field. Their portraits were commissioned from Robert Taylor between the years 2006-2011 as part of an annual project to capture and celebrate ‘Women of Outstanding Achievement in SET’, aiming to inspire the next generation and increase the proportion of women in science, engineering and technology professions. MacDonald was Professor of Science Engagement at the University of Reading and Director of the STEM Engagement Centre.

Taylor was commissioned to photograph the chosen women, and also conducted short interviews, which were published in an accompanying booklet. These six portraits of physicists were donated to the Institute of Physics where they hung in a meeting room in their premises in Portland Place until November 2018, when they were offered as a gift to the Science Museum.

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overall (estimate): 890 mm x 580 mm
Taylor, Robert

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