|19 June 2013||14:30 - 15:00|
The Museum holds many fascinating drawings of the Indian natural world in its collections. Revealing a stunning diversity of plants, mammals, birds and insects, a selection of these works have now gone on display in the Images of Nature gallery.
Much of this art was collected by doctors and botanists working for the East India Company in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. By classifying the natural history of India, they were able to harness the medical and economic benefits of the natural world and, in doing so, maximise the company's profits. Join us to find out about this new temporary display and how we can use these early and new contemporary artworks to discuss the scientific, commercial and political stories of India.