Past Event

Botany, Trade and Empire: Exploring Kew’s Miscellaneous Reports Collection

March 2, 2021 - March 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Description

Kew’s Miscellaneous Reports Collection is a major resource relating to colonial and global networks of economic botany and scientific activity between 1850-1928. The Collection contains 772 volumes of unique archival and rare printed material which provides evidence of the plants and plant products, botanists, commercial interests, and gardeners, moving across an expanding web of botanic gardens and agricultural and forestry stations. It is also a crucial source of evidence for critically examining and confronting Kew’s own history and colonial role. 

Discover the central themes of botany, trade and empire, and explore the collection’s challenges, from revealing the unheard voices of the past, to realizing the future potential of this colonial archive. 

Event Speakers

Please visit the event webpage for the speaker list. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.