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Our Green Stories Gallery Tours – June

CURATOR-LED TOURS OF THE MERL GALLERIES
June 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Date:
June 18
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Visitors in 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 joined by Professor Carol Wagstaff (Research Dean for Agriculture, Food and Health at the University of Reading) for a bite-sized tour exploring links between The MERL’s displays and contemporary food systems. Carol will share the story of FoodSEqual, a major research programme seeking to address food inequalities. Join us to hear more about her search for a more sustainable and equitable food future. The tour will finish with a brief pop up display of relevant material.

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These events are convened as part of the Our Green Stories environmental campaign by Museums Partnership Reading.

Reading Climate Festival logoThe logo for Our Green Stories.