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Herbarium

Herbarium
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11 Jul 2019 - 24 Jul 2019

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Room 700, Leeds Central Library

Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB

HERBARIUM is an installation and exhibition created in response to the work of pioneering field botanist Ida M Roper (1865 – 1935). Botanical design studio The Plant Room has worked in collaboration with Dr Alison Peirse from the University of Leeds to research and create a new, contemporary artistic response to the dried flowers and herbs of Britain.

Roper established her herbarium in 1893 and continuously added to it until her death in 1935, when she donated her collection to Leeds University. The Special Collections holding is composed of letters, books, images of dried plants and herbs and photographs, of which extracts will be on display in Room 700, Leeds Central Library. Roper’s original herbarium is now held by Leeds Museums & Galleries, who are also donating specimens to the exhibition.

The exhibition will present an intriguing lens through which to view the life of one incredible woman’s work in terms of botany, archives and scientific expectations around gender. Inspired by the passion and intricacy of Roper’s work, we invite visitors to experience a multi-sensory installation space amidst the collections of Roper’s dedicated work and life as a female botanist.

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