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BigPicnic BigNews - Exhibtions

22 August 2017

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Dear Friends,

We are pleased to be bringing you the second instalment of Big News from BigPicnic.

BigPicnic is an international, multi-stakeholder project that aims to generate debate by bringing together the public, scientists, policy-makers and industry to help address the global challenge of food security.

BigPicnic aims to reach a wide range of new and existing audiences to collect their thoughts and opinions. One of the methods our botanic garden partners are employing to attract these audiences is exhibitions. So, in this issue we give you a snap-shot of the exhibitions some of our partners are developing.

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Expo BigPicnic 


"The BigPicnic Expo was held at the Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid on 3rd and 4th of June 2017. A variety of workshops, talks, debates and an infographic exhibition, sought to engage people with issues related to food security matters." Read more









Trial exhibitions


"In April 2017, a prototype mobile exhibition was carried out at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Running over four days, the exhibition sought to assess engagement with family audiences during food-themed activities. The trial was especially attractive to children, who developed a small gallery of drawings about crops with ‘super powers’ inspired by the ability of legumes to fix nitrogen." Read more







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Your food, my food 


"As a result of co-creation sessions with people of African heritage, Botanic Garden Meise is organizing an exhibition and a series of events about African food. The exhibition will be on show in their glasshouses for nine weeks starting from 24th September." Read more









Stop-Motion workshops


"Since June 2017, the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Freie Universität Berlin has been conducting stop-motion workshops with school classes themed around food waste. These workshops will be used to develop their BigPicnic exhibition which will be in the form of a stop-motion studio in a suitcase." Read more







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Co-creation of an exhibition with local partners.


"In May 2017, the National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon successfully held their first meeting to engage local partners in the development of ideas for their BigPicnic exhibition and its associated activities." Read more







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Plant and eater


"Hortus botanicus Leiden have joined forces with 11 Dutch gardens and one museum to spread the word about BigPicnic. Throughout 2018 the organisations will work together in an initiative about food plants that will feature BigPicnic." Read more








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