MONO: The Manchester Museum

MONO: Museum of Native Oak, Manchester Museum, 19 January-27 April 2008

Curated by Alchemy Fellows Nick Jordan & Jacob Cartwright: “MoNO is a new museum showcasing the largest of Britain’s native broad-leaved trees, drawing on the oak-related collection of Manchester Museum. Including a 4,000 year old shovel, boxes of galls, insects, newspaper clippings and botanical sheets from the historic herbarium. Cartwright & Jordan will be exhibiting their new collaborative work, including a short film Descriptions and Sketches of Some Remarkable Oaks, and presenting material gathered by participants on a field trip to Bradgate Park, the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Day Queen.”

Bradgate Oak Understory, Dave Griffiths, 2008. Assemblage of pressed flora gathered below oak tree – species identified by Leander Wolstenholme, Curator of Botany at Manchester Museum.