Wendy McMurdo

Anaesthetist John Bracken and Farm Research Assistant Douglas McGavin at The Roslin Institute

About this artwork

The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh is a major international centre for research on the molecular and quantitative genetics of farm animals. This photograph is part of a series of four images which show the key members of the team that created Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Tracking the main stages of the cloning process, this photograph shows John Bracken and Majorie Richie preparing for surgery. Dolly was successfully delivered by a caesarean section on 5 July 1996. In the 1990s the photographer Wendy McMurdo was exploring the idea of the perfect copy in relation to cloning, a parallel concern of the scientific world.

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  • title:
    Anaesthetist John Bracken and Farm Research Assistant Douglas McGavin at The Roslin Institute
  • accession number:
    PGP 299.3
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  • materials:
    Colour photograph (laserchrome)
  • date created:
    2002
  • measurements:
    115.00 x 115.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2002
  • copyright:
    © Wendy McMurdo. All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2019.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Wendy McMurdo

Wendy McMurdo

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