Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Botanical art class at the Linnean Society

Artwork by Maria Sibylla Merian
© The Linnean Society of London
We are always keen to promote the excellent work of the Linnean Society of London to News & Views readers - as the world's oldest active biological society (they were founded in 1788) they are one of the few societies who can make the BSBI feel like a young upstart: we've only been around since 1836!

So it was a pleasure to hear from Joe Burton, the Linnean Society's Education and Public Engagement Manager, about a new botanical arts class they are offering. 

Over to Joe to tell us more:

"The Linnean Society is offering a one-day painting course on the 10th April, led by professional artists, Rebecca Jewell and Sandy Ross Sykes. The watercolour workshop will start with a special viewing of the Linnaean collections in the vault, along with an exploration of some original artwork in the beautiful library, and participants will then work on drawing the specimens in the newly built Discovery Room.

"More information here: www.linnean.org/art

Thanks Joe - we'll leave you with a peek behind the scenes into the Linnaean strongroom: