Friday, 19 January 2018

Herbarium - World Museum

Brenda, Jane and Marilyn joined the Merseyside Embroiderer’s Guild for a tour of the herbarium at the World Museum, as well as a view of some of the zoological specimens and some costumes from Oceana. The herbarium has a huge folio edition of the drawings from Thomas Cook’s first voyage to Australasia, alongside some specimens from that era. 

Brenda was especially taken with the silver ferns from New Zealand, Jane with some of the bark,  whilst Marilyn loved the lorikeets whose colours seem as fresh as if they were new specimens. Lots of ideas for the contribution we are planning to the Endeavour exhibition at the cathedral in September. Big thanks to the Embroiderer’s Guild for their generosity in sharing the behind-the-scenes tour and the exhibition.

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