Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Teaching Aids of the Past.

 These incredible botanical specimens are all made of papier mache and come apart to show students of botany the parts of the different types of flowers.
 They were made many, many years ago and are now in a collection held by the University of Melbourne.
Now of course, students would just look up the relevant species of plant on the internet to understand how one flower differs from another. I wonder though if the students from the past got a better understanding of the parts of the flower by being able to take it apart and put it back together again.


Mary said...

Where did you see this exhibition?
I wonder if some students had to make it.

mycamerandme365 said...

It was at the Ian Potter Gallery at Melbourne University. I suspect that they were made by professional model makers, as they were so well made.