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Back-of-House Botany Tour (i)

Thursday 13 February 2014, 10:30 am - 11:30 am


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This event is now fully booked. In response to demand a third tour has been scheduled for Thursday 13 February at 2pm.

See plant specimens collected during Cook’s first voyage, engravings from Joseph Banks’ Florilegium, and other treasures from Te Papa’s Botany Collection with Curator Leon Perrie.

Rhabdothamnus solandri Cunningham, 1895, United Kingdom. Parkinson, Sydney. Purchased 1895. Te Papa

Rhabdothamnus solandri Cunningham, 1895, United Kingdom. Parkinson, Sydney. Purchased 1895. Te Papa

The Botany Collection comprises some 280,000 dried plant specimens, with about 2,000 added annually. It includes specimens of some of New Zealand’s rarest species, specimens associated with the second Māori king, Tāwhiao, and specimens collected by Banks and Daniel Solander during Cook’s first Pacific expedition.

On this back-of-house tour, Leon introduces you to the collection, and discusses some of the Botany Team’s current research.

To add your name on the waiting list, email friends@tepapa.govt.nz, or phone the office on (04) 381-7051.

Botany Collection on Collections Online

Feature Image:  Detail from Rhabdothamnus solandri. Close-up of an engraving prepared from a drawing made by Sydney Parkinson during Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific. Purchased 1895. Te Papa


Friends of Te Papa $10 (includes a refreshments voucher & free parking)

Organiser:
Friends of Te Papa
Phone:
(04) 381 7051
Email:
friends@tepapa.govt.nz
2014-02-13 10:30:00 2014-02-13 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Back-of-House Botany Tour (i) A Friends of Te Papa event. More details: https://www.friendsoftepapa.org.nz/event/back-house-botany-tour/. 55 Cable Street, Wellington, 6011 Friends of Te Papa friends@tepapa.govt.nz
Venue:
Te Papa
Address:
55 Cable Street
Wellington, 6011
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