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Lost and found: the serendipity of collecting

25 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

In the 19th century Cambridge scientists setting up museums relied on serendipity to acquire specimens. One of the greatest found objects was a whale that washed up on Pevensey Bay, Sussex, in 1865. Today, artist Jo Atherton works with objects gathered on the UK coastline. In this talk Jo will discuss the nature of lost and found objects with historian Boris Jardine. They will reflect on the moment of discovery, explore when lost becomes found, and examine the very human desire to collect. You can also view an exhibition of found objects from Cambridge University Library and Jo’s collection.


For event information, please contact Chris Burgess at cpb63@cam.ac.uk

Details

Date:
25 November, 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/plan-your-visit/whats/lost-and-found-serendipity-collecting

Other

Event Partners
Jo Atherton
Image Copyright
Jo Atherton

Venue

Cambridge University Library
Cambridge University Library
Cambridge, East of England CB3 9DR United Kingdom
Phone:
01223 333160
Website:
www.lib.cam.ac.uk

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44 people are attending Lost and found: the serendipity of collecting

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  • Dr Carl Sayer
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