Our Green Stories Gallery Tour – March
CURATOR-LED TOURS OF THE MERL GALLERIES
Curator of MERL Collections, Dr Ollie Douglas, will be joined by a different specialist for each of these tours. Together they will take visitors on a short conversational trip through the galleries, exploring our collections, and sharing Green Stories about environment, climate action, social justice, and the life and future of the planet.
Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will culminate in a pop-up display or an opportunity to peek behind the scenes. At the end of the session there’ll be a chance to ask questions and to chat with Ollie and his guest.
This month Ollie will be taking us on a solo tour (well, hopefully many of you will also be joining him, so he won’t be all alone!). He’ll be using the galleries as a backdrop to explorations of colonial legacies, questions of land access, and some of the complex clashes between indigenous rights and the drive to protect nature. He’ll also share details of a trip he took last summer to meet with Maasai community leaders in Kenya and Tanzania, and to visit to a farm in West Kilimanjaro with links to The MERL.
These events are convened as part of the Our Green Stories environmental campaign by Museums Partnership Reading.