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Our Green Stories Gallery Tours – May

May 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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May 21
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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.

Gallery tour on 21st May

This month Ollie will be joined by Stuart Dunn (Professor of Spatial Humanities at Kings College London) to navigate the MERL galleries and explore the history of maps, transport, and ‘corpse roads.’ Stuart is interested in the technologies that we use to understand, record, and communicate landscape, from books and cartography to GIS and Google Maps. The tour will finish with a brief pop up display of relevant material.

Upcoming tour dates

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

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