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Exhibition, Fri 19 - Wed 24 Jul 2019, free entry




HERBARIUM is an installation and exhibition created in response to the work of pioneering field botanist Ida M Roper (1865 – 1935). Botanical design studio The Plant Room has worked in collaboration with Dr Alison Peirse from the University of Leeds to research and create a new, contemporary artistic response to the dried flowers and herbs of Britain.

Roper established her herbarium in 1893 and continuously added to it until her death in 1935, when she donated her collection to Leeds University. The Special Collections holding is composed of letters, books, images of dried plants and herbs and photographs, of which extracts will be on display in Room 700, Leeds Central Library. Roper’s original herbarium is now held by Leeds Museums & Galleries, who are also donating specimens to the exhibition.

The exhibition will present an intriguing lens through which to view the life of one incredible woman’s work in terms of botany, archives and scientific expectations around gender. Inspired by the passion and intricacy of Roper’s work, we invite visitors to experience a multi-sensory installation space amidst the collections of Roper’s dedicated work and life as a female botanist.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 19 - Wed 24 Jul 2019 09:00 to 00:00


Free entry

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    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



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    Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

    By Car:

    Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality