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Botanical: Artists and Collectors


Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am


  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession: $30.00
  • State Library Friends Member: $25.00
  • Museum of Sydney Member: $25.00

Price includes fees.


Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets

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Botanical; Artists and Collectors (Session 1)

With Coleen Morris and Megan Martin

Join garden historian and exhibition curator Coleen Morris, Florilegium: Sydney’s painted garden and Head of Collections and Access and exhibition curator Megan Martin, The Artist and the Botanical Collector: the lost works of Lovegrove and Brauerlen for a lively conversation full of insight into contemporary and historical relationships between botanical art and knowledge.



Head shot of Megan Martin
Megan Martin is Head of Collections & Access at Sydney Living Museums, based at The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney. She manages a team that is responsible for providing access to knowledge and research about SLM’s places and collections and for developing research projects to extend public understanding of these collections. Megan has worked as a consultant historian in the heritage field and has been a member of the General Council of the History Council of NSW since its formation in 1996. She is the curator of The Artist and the Botanical Collector: the Lost Works of Lovegrove and Bauerlen.



Portrait shot of Colleen Morris
Colleen Morris is a heritage consultant and former National Chair of the Australian Garden History Society and is the curator of Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden.  Colleen has had considerable professional experience with Sydney Living Museums and the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney including its library and archives collection, as well as with numerous significant gardens and landscapes in NSW. Her publications include Terrace Houses in Australia (1999), major entries for The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens (2002), Lost Gardens of Sydney (2008), contributions to The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, The First 200 years (2015) and Gardens of History and Imagination, Growing New South Wales (2016). She recently co-authored The Florilegium, The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Celebrating 200 years.


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