Anthropologist Kaori O'Connor takes us on a global tour of ginger through the objects in the collections of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, focussing on moulded gingerbread – the edible symbols that were said to have been invented at the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
Ginger is a fiery root which has been a food, spice and medicine for thousands of years, first named 'the horned thing’ and ‘the antlered thing’ in ancient Sanskrit.
Collections People Stories
Part of our Collections People Stories project, this series of talks is inspired by and responding to the wonderful, diverse food, drink and feasting objects from across the world we have in our collections.
Collections People Stories: Anthropology Reconsidered is a three year project in which we are researching, cataloguing and photographing our anthropology collections. We are also working closely with both academics and community partners to re-assess the significance and meaning of these collections.
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm