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.
- A blog about the 2017 Natural Sciences Collections Association conference
- Friday 5th May 2017
- Discover what the Mobile Museum project team will be up to over the next three years.
- Tuesday 14th March 2017