The Facial Depiction of Mary, Queen of Scots

Presented by Professor Caroline Wilkinson & Janice Aitken

Special 3D computer modelling software, painted portraits and craniofacial templates have been used to depict the head of Mary, Queen of Scots during the period of time that she lived in Scotland. In this presentation Professor Caroline Wilkinson & Janice Aitken discuss the aims, methods and technology behind this depiction and the level of artistic interpretation and scientific analysis.

Caroline Wilkinson is Professor of craniofacial identification at the University of Dundee. She is recognised for her work depicting the faces of the dead for forensic identification and archaeological investigation. She has depicted the faces of Robert Burns, St Nicholas, J.S. Bach and Arsinoe, sister of Cleopatra and her work is exhibited in museums and exhibitions across the world.

Special 3D computer modelling software, painted portraits and craniofacial templates have been used to depict the head of Mary Queen of Scots during the period of time that she lived in Scotland. In this presentation Professor Caroline Wilkinson & Janice Aitken discuss the aims, methods and technology behind this depiction and the level of artistic interpretation and scientific analysis.

[Duration 18:16]