Kew & the East India Museum

26 Nov 2021
7:00 pm
National Archives
Kew
TW9 4DU

The East India Company (1600-1858) was a private trading company that changed the world and shaped our relationship with much of Asia.  Along the way, it acquired a collection of curiosities and wonders from India and beyond, including Tipu's Tiger (now at the V&A).  These were displayed in its own museum on Leadenhall St.

 

But what was in the East India Museum? And what happened to those objects after the Company went bust in 1858? In this talk, we shall do some detective work and reveal the Museum's surprising connection to Kew Gardens today...

Presented by Kew Society

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