Exhibition (de)Tour: SuperNature: Finding Magic and Meaning in the Natural History Drawings from the William Farquhar Collection by writer and curator Marcus Ng

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Exhibition (de)Tour: SuperNature: Finding Magic and Meaning in the Natural History Drawings from the William Farquhar Collection by writer and curator Marcus Ng

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Description

Ethnobotany—the study and use of plants in human culture—has long been practised in Southeast Asia. In the early 1800s, William Farquhar, the first British Resident and Commandant of colonial Singapore commissioned a collection of 477 watercolours—a testament to the knowledge, application, and reverence people had about plants in the 19th century. In this talk, Marcus Ng delves into the natural and cultural histories of some of these plants and look at their usages, which range from the mundane to the magical.

A public programme of Jef Geys Quadra Medicinale Singapore.

Date

2019-02-19

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Short Description

In this talk, Marcus Ng delves into the natural and cultural histories of some of these plants and look at their usages, which range from the mundane to the magical.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Programme Series

Location

Onsite (CCA)

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No

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No

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No

Collection

Citation

“Exhibition (de)Tour: SuperNature: Finding Magic and Meaning in the Natural History Drawings from the William Farquhar Collection by writer and curator Marcus Ng,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2523.