Indian Summer events programme

Events & Activities

May – September 2009

Curators' introductions and talks

Curators' introductions
Admission free, booking advised

A 45-minute introduction to the exhibition Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur.

Friday 5 June, 13.15

BP Lecture Theatre

Exhibition curator Richard Blurton, British Museum
This talk is sign interpreted.

Thursday 16 July, 13.15

BP Lecture Theatre

Exhibition curator Sona Datta, British Museum

Thursday 13 August, 13.15

BP Lecture Theatre

Exhibition curator Richard Blurton, British Museum

Access session

India Landscape for visually impaired people

Thursday 4 June, 13.30–15.30
Claus Moser Room
Admission free, booking essential

Explore some of the plants included in India Landscape and Garden and Cosmos with Exhibition Curator Richard Blurton and Access Manager Jane Samuels.

India Landscape talks
All talks start at 13.15, West Lawn
Admission free, just drop in

45-minute talks on aspects of India Landscape. In partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Installing an Indian landscape in Bloomsbury

Wednesday 6 May

Philippa Edwards, British Museum, and Stephen Ruddy, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Indian plants: from the Himalayas to Bloomsbury

Saturday 23 May

Emma Townshend, gardening writer, The Independent on Sunday.

Introducing Indian plants for medicinal purposes

Saturday 30 May

Irene Judge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
This talk is sign-interpreted.

Nature’s pharmacy

Wednesday 15 July

Irene Judge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Indian plants and their
meanings

Friday 31 July

Richard Blurton, British Museum

The secret life of trees

Wednesday 19 August

Caroline Cartwright, British Museum

Indian plants and their
meanings

Wednesday 26 August

Richard Blurton, British Museum

Guides from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, present talks in Indian languages with minimal translation into English, introducing aspects of the landscape.

 

Introduction in Hindi and Urdu

Friday 10 July

Shruti Chopra, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Repeated on:

Wednesday 9 September

Introduction in Gujarati

Thursday 6 August

Bhavana Desai, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Repeated on:

Wednesday 12 August