March 2019 - Barkcloth

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Object of the Month - March 2019 - Barkcloth

How do you turn a tree into a decorative cloth? Conservator Rebecca Jackson-Hunt explores the fascinating process.

Wise Ways: Travels of a Dundee Doctor opens on 8 March at The McManus. The free exhibition showcases Dr Wise's collection, including everything from Egyptian amulets to Irish copper axes, and wrote treatise on subjects as varied as the Hindu system of medicine, Buddhist imagery on Pictish stones, diseases of the eye and the preservation of ice.

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