Mark Nesbitt
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Mark Nesbitt

Economic Botanist
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sir Joseph Banks Building
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond Surrey
TW9 3AB United Kingdom

Dr Mark Nesbitt joined the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1999. After studying agricultural botany at Reading University, Mark moved into archaeological science via a Master's degree at the Institute of Archaeology, London, followed by 14 years fieldwork in the Near East. He has published widely on agriculture and diet in the past. Long-standing interests in digital technologies and public access have been channelled into his current work as Project Manager for Plant Cultures. He is also working on plans for digitisation of some of Kew's historic collections, drawing on lessons learned from the Plant Cultures project.

Mark will present Attaining the Holy Grail: How to encourage wider engagement with museum collections through participation in new media projects. [Paper]