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Yvonne Reimers | 21.04.2017 | 12220 Aufrufe | Vorträge |

Section 5: Valuation

Conference "Working on Things. On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects" (Berlin 2016)

Using field journals, correspondence files, specimen lists, and herbarium specimens themselves, Elaine Ayers unveils the multi-layered work involved in knowing, ordering, and selling tropical flora—a project complicated by the embodied nature of tropical plants in the Victorian imagination.

Elaine Ayers on "Transporting the Tropics: Collecting and Preserving the Victorian Botanical Empire"

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