Japan Society Special Visit to Kew Gardens

The Japan Society is delighted to offer its members an exclusive tour of Kew Garden’s rarely seen Japanese collections.

Kew’s Economic Botany Collection, Library and Archives hold many treasures from Japan including 19th century lacquer and washi (handmade paper), decorative wood panels, rare botanic books and prints. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire objects as diverse as 19th century botanical illustrations and a waterproof coat made entirely out of paper. The collection reveals a story of botany in Japan, and contact between Europe and Japanese scientists, artists and craft makers. For highlights from the collection please visit the Kew website.

The tour will be led by Chris Mills, Head of Library, Art & Archives and Mark Nesbitt, Curator of the Economic Botany Collection. Japan Society members will meet at the entrance to the Herbarium and then split into two groups, taking turns to visit the Archives and the Economic Botany Collection. The day will conclude with tea and cake in the Library.

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 2:30 – 6.00pm
Venue: The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 3AB‎
Fee: £5.00 (price includes tea & cake in the library)

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