SuperNature: Finding Magic and Meaning in the Natural History Drawings from the William Farquhar Collection – Marcus Ng

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SuperNature: Finding Magic and Meaning in the Natural History Drawings from the William Farquhar Collection – Marcus Ng

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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.

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2019-02-19

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English

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SuperNature: Finding Magic and Meaning in the Natural History Drawings from the William Farquhar Collection – Marcus Ng

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457671196

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“SuperNature: Finding Magic and Meaning in the Natural History Drawings from the William Farquhar Collection – Marcus Ng,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 3, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3162.