[Taxacom] Botanical posters as educational tools in the 19th century
M.Nesbitt at kew.org
Wed Aug 10 07:46:55 CDT 2011
Many thanks to Lisa and Gerwin for these leads - Wandtafeln is clearly the magic word that finds these wallcharts. It's also led me to a web page at Harvard:
which gives the full references for a couple of papers:
Bucchi, Massimiano. (1998) Images of Science in the Classroom: Wallcharts and Science Education 1850-1920. The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 161-184.
Schmid, Rudolph. (1990) Wall Charts (Wandtafeln) - Remembrance of Things Past. Taxon, Vol. 39, pp. 471-472.
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Gerwin Kasperek
Sent: 10 August 2011 13:21
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Botanical posters as educational tools in the 19th century
You will find some records of German language literature (as well as a
link to a Dutch Web site about large colour representations of plants
used to illustrate lectures), in the Virtual Library of Biology
The most relevant search term in German will be Wandtafel*, as used in
the example above.
University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg
60325 Frankfurt am Main
- Germany -
Quoting Mark Nesbitt <M.Nesbitt at kew.org>:
> One of our PhD students, Caroline Cornish, is researching the large
> botanical illustrations that used to hang in the old Kew Museums.
> There's a blog post at:
> and high-resolution images of the museum interior, showing the posters, at:
> Some of these might be original works of art, but I suspect some
> were prints produced for educational use.
> We can't find any examples of 19th century (1850-1900) botanical
> posters in collections at Kew or elsewhere, nor any literature on
> their use in education.
> Does anyone recognise any of the posters, or know of any useful
> literature? It's possible that some prints came from central Europe
> and might be familiar to botanists there.
> m.nesbitt at kew.org
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