London: British Museum/Kew debate


British Museum/Kew debate 

6.30PM to 8.00PM
Tuesday 6 September
BP Lecture Theatre
Landscape: longing and livelihoods


A high-profile panel discussion will investigate the tensions between exploitation and preservation of Australian landscapes and the economic, spiritual and cultural value of both the landscape and its biodiversity.

Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, with opening remarks by His Excellency John Dauth, Australian High Commissioner.  Chaired by Quentin Cooper, with speakers Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, Professor Stephen Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Aboriginal scholar Lyndon Ormond-Parker.

Places for this event are limited.  To guarantee your seat you must RSVP, quoting the password “DEBATE”, by 30 August to Rosalyn Dawson

Email:;  Phone: 020 7323 8976

Please arrive at the main entrance of the Museum : Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG 

Presenting Partners:
British Museum, Kew Gardens and the Australian High Commission, London.

Supported by Rio Tinto, travel from Australia provided by Etihad Airways.




Organizer Louis Matthews


Tue, Sept. 6, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT+0000) GMT