6 a) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 2009
A public art installation by Marian Fountain was opened at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, on 6 Feb 2009. 'Narratives' is comprised of over forty historic bronze plaques and thirty new pieces, which the artist has grouped into five separate installations around different themes. The historic plaques record the donations made to the hospital to ensure that, before the days of the National Health Service and free treatment for all, many more people in Edinburgh could have access to healthcare. The new plaques are informed by Fountain's research into the history of the Royal Infirmary and by the memories gathered by professional storyteller Marie Louise Cochrane, who worked with current and retired Infirmary staff. The installation connects the history and memories of the old Royal Infirmary to the new site, which opened in 2003.