2018 Talks

Categories and Caterpillars: Creepy Crawlies of the 1600s

Image courtesy The Barber Institute of Fine Arts


Thursday, 15 March 2018


11.30 – 12.00 and 13.15 – 13.45


The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Prints and Drawings Study Room (R14 on campus map)


Free, booking essential.

Explore the history of categorisation and collections – from bugs to museums – through the Barber’s fascinating 17th Century print by Bohemian artist, Wenceslaus Hollar.

Hear about the caterpillars, creepy crawlies and winged creatures depicted in the work, before categorisation of the natural world post- Enlightenment!

Presented by The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.