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The Mobile Museum: Economic Botany in Circulation

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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. 

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Learning from objects

Learning from objects

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Learning from objects
Date:
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Hidden histories of donation

Hidden histories of donation

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Hidden histories of donation - stories uncovered through donors to Kew's Museum of Economic Botany
Date:
Tuesday 13th June 2017
The life cycle of an object

The life cycle of an object

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The life cycle of an object
Date:
Friday 26th May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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