25th April 2014: Images of Nepal

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We have just finished hanging a display of plant and animal paintings drawn in Nepal over 200 years ago. The pieces are beautiful reproductions of images prepared for Dr Francis Buchanan (later Hamilton, now known as Buchanan-Hamilton), Surgeon-Naturalist on the first British mission in Kathmandu between 1802–3.

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If you want to find out more about the paintings there is an article in Issue 14 of Pulse, available online here since this article was written the paintings have also been displayed at the Nepalese Embassy.

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If you want to come and see the paintings they are on display in the stairway between the Council Room and the Tower Room (we shall call it the Buchanan-Hamilton staircase from now on!). This staircase is only open when the Tower Room is not booked, so do let us know in advance if you are coming especially to see the paintings and we’ll make sure there is access. Email events@linnean.org for more info.

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On the 1st May at our next Evening Meeting you will be able to see the pictures before and after the talk, from 17:30-18:00 and 19:00-20:00