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The Mobile Museum: Economic Botany in Circulation

Exploring the mobility of biocultural collections



This AHRC research project (a collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) explores the movement of objects into and out of the Economic Botany Collection at Kew, established in 1847. Botanical specimens and artefacts made of plant materials were sent to Kew from all over the world, and a large quantity were re-circulated to schools, museums and botanic gardens in the UK and overseas. Our project seeks to map these flows, discovering and forging global connections. 





















You can find out more about what's happening with the Mobile Museum project and read our blog here.











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