Kew at the British Museum

India Landscape

1 May – 11 October 2009  /  West Lawn, British Museum forecourt  /  Exhibition closed

More about India Landscape

Constructing the India Landscape

India Landscape is inspired by the collections of the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It draws attention to the rich variety of plants and trees in the Indian subcontinent and the natural resources they provide.

Plants in India have traditionally been used in all aspects of everyday life. The landscape features plants used in food, medicine, religion, construction, weaving and commerce. The display demonstrates the global ecological and economic importance of this wildlife and how the plants are connected with many aspects of traditional Indian culture.

The British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

2009 marks the 250th anniversary of both the founding of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the British Museum’s opening to the public. India Landscape is part of a unique partnership between the British Museum and Kew, celebrating a shared vision to strengthen cultural understanding and support biodiversity conservation across the world.

India Landscape


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