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Archive Fieldtrip to Kew Gardens’ Economic Botany Collection
2 December 2019



This archive fieldtrip to the Kew Garden Economic Botany Collection foregrounds colonial archives and their role in the structuring of knowledge.

Facilitated by Dr. Mark Nesbitt & Riccardo Baldano, PhD researcher & “wood enthusiast”
Resources:

Formafantasma exhibition “Cambio” at the Serpentine. The MA students visited this exhibition 4 November 2020 to see how the Kew Economic Botany Collection had been re-staged within a contemporary art & design context.

Read “Seeds of Industry and Empire” by Mark Nesbitt & Carline Cornish here

Read “The Wood Collection (Xylarium) of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew” by by Carline Cornish, Peter Gasson, & Mark Nesbitt here