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Exhibition on ethnobotany

From: Luba Dovgan Nurse <lubanurse<-at->
Date: Monday, February 16, 2009
The Social Life of Plants
Kew Gardens
7 March 2009,


The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is hosting an open day on Saturday 7
March 2009, to showcase current research and practice in
ethnobotany. There will be about 20 displays with topics including
wild foods, medicines and basket making. But perhaps of greatest
relevance to readers of this list, we are putting on a large display
of mainly 19th century ethnographic textiles and fibres drawn from
Kew's Economic Botany Collection, some of which were conserved by
students from the Textile Conservation Centre in Winchester, UK, who
will be on hand to answer questions. It's a great opportunity to see
some striking pieces and talk to those involved in their care.

The event is suitable for all ages, families welcome.

The event runs 11am - 4pm and entry is *free*, so long as an
e-ticket is pre-booked by emailing education<-at->therai<.>org<.>uk.

Kew Gardens is in southwest London, UK, easily accessible by road
and public transport.

    Economic Botany Collection:

    Sustainable Uses Group:

    Textile Conservation Centre

Dr Mark Nesbitt
Jodrell Laboratory
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey  TW9 3AB
+44 20 8332 5386

Sent on behalf of Dr Mark Nesbitt, Economic Botany Collection, Kew,

Luba Dovgan Nurse
textile conservator

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