Sloane's Treasures: Understanding Sloane’s Natural Objects

      Event Date: 17 April 2012 Dorothea Bate Seminar Room Natural History Museum London SW7 5BD Sloane’s Treasures Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a doctor who collected curiosities with a passion. Although he always hoped society would benefit, he would be astonished at the scale of the enterprise he started… Hans Sloane was one of the great men …

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Wallich and Indian Natural History: Collection Dispersal and the Cultivation of Knowledge

__________ __________ Event Date: 6 December 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London SW7 5BD   Wallich and Indian Natural History: Collection Dispersal and the Cultivation of Knowledge   This international, interdisciplinary conference will be held on the 6th and 7th December, 2011 at the Natural History Museum, London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on the general theme of …

Science Voices: Scientists speak about science and themselves

Event date:12 -13 May 2011 Royal Society Carlton House Terrace London SW1 Science Voices: Scientists speak about science and themselves a joint conference of Centre for Arts and Humanities Research at the Natural History Museum Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University Centre for History of Science at the Royal Society (part-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) …