Posted on behalf of CAHR.
6 December 2011 - 7 December 2011
The Centre for Arts and Humanities Research (CAHR) at the Natural History Museum, London, welcomes everyone to this interdisciplinary conference to celebrate the World Collections Programme-funded partnership between the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the British Library.
The conference will explore the history of botany and the exchange of materials in nineteenth century India. It will specifically explore the collections of Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854), a major figure in the history and development of botany. We welcome everyone interested in natural history, art history, botany, South Asian studies, social history, history of the British Empire, museum studies and digital humanities to join us for this exciting conference.
Register for the conference by 20 November 2011. Full conference fee is £74.85. Day rate (Tuesday 6 December only) is £48.35.
The full conference fee includes:
- Teas and coffees on both days, and a buffet lunch at the Natural History Museum on day one
- Workshops to include private viewings of the Wallich collections at Kew Gardens on day two
- A complimentary ticket for entry to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a wine reception on day two