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Something Old, Something New
This project is the first to be shared as part of our From the Art Gallery with Love project. ‘Something Old, Something New’ introduces a contemporary, innovative way of looking at the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum’s Herbarium Collection.
‘Herbaria collecting dates back over 500 years, but the collection at Worcester represents many thousands of specimens of plants, lichens, fungi and ferns, predominantly gathered throughout the nineteenth century.’
These photographic set of prints offer a renewed perspective on this historic collection, which is embued with countless stories within it’s fragments. The Herbarium is used as a vital resource for studying a number of species and collecting habits within botany. We are delighted that this work becomes a part of the ongoing journey in understanding and interpreting the collection.
Nilupa Yasmin begins to create these prints by meticulously picking apart images of the specimens, challenging the tendency we have of viewing preserved objects behind glass or storing them out of sight. Although this is necessary to preserve them, the digital reinvention of the images creates another life for them as a dynamic and changing collection.
Explore Nilupa Yasmin’s series of 6 stunning artworks below. Hover over the images for a closer look (desktop browsers only).