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Library Exhibition: The Beauty of Plant Science

3 August – 7 September 2019

People often consider art a subject that has no place in science but, for a long time, paintings have been used in science to illustrate what is described. Often, scientific illustrations are as
beautiful as works of art. Uncover the beauty of plant science for yourselves in a new exhibition in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library.

Created by postgraduates at Newcastle University, this exhibition explores colourful botanical illustrations which, together with myths and poems, offer visitors the opportunity to create
their own interpretation of them. It aims to present the stories connected to botany and show that science and art are not complete opposites, as they often coexist.

This exhibition is run in coordination with the Robinson Library. Please take a moment to visit their sister exhibition, running in conjunction with our own. Normal library visiting hours apply