Portraits in Plaster: Casts in the Logie Collection

The plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture in the James Logie Memorial Collection have a rich history. Not only do they provide insight into ancient styles of art, they are also intrinsic features the story of the Logie Collection.

Plaster casts have been made continuously since antiquity. Loved by some, scorned by others, and often perceived as 'fake' art or cheap copies, plaster casts have endured fluctuating fortunes.

Today, the plaster casts in the Logie Collection are appreciated both as educational tools and as art objects in their own right. The Logie casts are included amongst the ancient artefacts and collectively help to tell the history of Greek and Roman art.