As an artist who grew up in a scientific household, I recognise the power and possibilities of interdisciplinary working. I believe that connecting ideas from art, science and humanities is important, because innovation and ideas grow from these intersections.
There are many reasons why I joined VARI. Bringing different kinds of people and knowledge together, to work on projects, or simply encourage skill and cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing, is certainly a big one. It’s the future.
So, when a group of Surgical Students from Imperial College came to visit our Paper Conservation studio as part of the Encounters on the Shop Floor project, I grabbed my camera…
All photographs by Eileen Budd, VARI Project Manager