Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Reconectando las colecciones de Cinchona en Madrid y Kew (Real Expedición Botánica al Virreinato del Perú)

Reconnecting Ruiz and Pavon’s collections of Cinchona bark (1777-1787) housed between the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Madrid.

Scrap sketching paper used as a seed collection in the Ruiz and Pavon Peruvian Cinchona collection in Kew. The image has been traced to the ‘ The dying Gaul ’ aka ‘ The dying Galatian’  statue now housed in the  Capitoline Museum.  Probably sketched from a print.

Scrap sketching paper used as a seed collection in the Ruiz and Pavon Peruvian Cinchona collection in Kew. The image has been traced to the ‘The dying Gaul’ aka ‘The dying Galatian’ statue now housed in the Capitoline Museum. Probably sketched from a print.



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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

TOXIC AGENTS: The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants

TOXIC AGENTS: In conversation with anthropologist and artist Kapwani Kiwanga and principal curator Miranda Lowe of the Natural History Museum about botany, colonialism and acts of resistance.

Event details:

Salmo salar - The Three Realms by Chris Watson has been commissioned by Serpentine Galleries and L-Acoustics on the occasion of The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish, 19 May 2019, EartH London (part of the Serpentine's General Ecology project). The project uses L-ISA (Immersive Sound Art) technology to deliver highly realistic, spatialised sound, like in nature itself.

https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/shape-circle-mind-fish-plants

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Oct
26
5:45 PM17:45

Heritage Lates: Brilliant Botany - medicinal plants of South America

Join the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre for a celebration of the Museums at Night festival on Friday 26th October.

Learn about two of South America’s medicinal plants; cinchona and curare. We will be hosting two lectures on these fascinating botanicals from anaesthetist and historian Dr. Ann Ferguson, and researcher, Kim Walker, from Kew Gardens. Handling objects and specimens will be on display.

Afterwards visitors will be treated to a gin master class where you can take away your own tailored gin sample, with more gin & tonics and South American nibbles served throughout the evening.

To top off this fun-filled evening, visitors will get an exclusive preview of the Heritage Centre’s new exhibition on muscle relaxants ‘Doctor Says Relax’.

Ticket price includes food and drinks at the reception.

Doors open 17:45pm. First lecture will begin at 18.15pm.

Tickets are non-refundable, however, if you purchase a ticket and you are then unable to attend, please contact the Heritage Centre and let them know. If they are able to re-sell your ticket, a refund might be possible. This will be taken on a case by case basis.

For more information please contact the museum at heritage@aagbi.org.

Tickets HERE

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