Whose Landscape is it Anyway?

A debate about the issues surrounding conservation and economic development in South Asia

Partners

  • British Museum
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew)

Aims

  • An opportunity for both WCP organisations to highlight their work in India to a UK audience

Key event: The debate

Whose Landscape is it Anyway?, 6 July 2009
The debate discussed the issues surrounding conservation and economic development in South Asia.

Chair and panel
The debate was introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, and Professor Stephen Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was chaired by Sarah Mukherjee, BBC Environment Correspondent.

Panellists included Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern Review, Tahmima Anam, writer and journalist, and Ramachandra Guha, writer and historian.

Whose Landscape is it Anyway? is connected to the British Museum’s India Landscape exhibition which marks Kew’s 250th Anniversary, and links to the developing cultural co-operation between UK and
Indian institutions.

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