It's been great to to revisit the Herbarium Room (a permanent gallery interior I designed five years ago) to design and co-curate different exhibitions. The latest display celebrates the diversity of fungi as seen through the eyes of amateur painter and naturalist Lady Katharine Nicholson (1912–1972) who observed the fungi in and around her family homes in Berkshire. Working solely with watercolours, often in combination with pen and ink, Katharine Nicholson was taught at one point by Beatrix Potter's teacher. Beatrix Potter was herself a keen mycologist who painted mushrooms and toadstools, so it is likely that Potter's paintings were an inspiration to Katharine. Co-curated with Simon Hiscock, Director of Oxford Botanic Garden.

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