Visit and Talk: Shirley Sherwood and Marianne North Galleries at Kew
Visit and Talk | Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
Tuesday 5 July 2011 - 10:30 until 15:00
This event offers a viewing of a new exhibition about rare and endangered plants, and a talk by Dr Sherwood, who co-curated the show. Dr Sherwood is a judge on the Picture Committee of the RHS; a former trustee on the Advisory Board of the RBG, Kew; an honorary trustee of the American Society for Botanical Artists; a Fellow of the Linnean Society; and on the Board of the Smithsonian Institution.
At 2pm, a member of Kew staff will give guests a brief introductory talk on the spectacular Marianne North Gallery next door, which houses 833 paintings by this Victorian artist, adventurer and philanthropist. The Gallery has recently re-opened following extensive restoration, which included the conservation of all the paintings.