Dr Jennifer Anne Howes

Dr Jennifer Anne Howes

Mackenzie Collection Exhibition Research

Curator, Prints and Drawings, the British Library, London

Fieldwork in connection with research on the Mackenzie Collection

Colin Mackenzie (1754-1821) was the first Surveyor General of India. During his time in India he collected drawings of monuments, sculptures, people, animals and anything else that caught his interest.

The Mackenzie collection holds 1,680 drawings, made over more than 30 years. It is the largest single collection of British drawings in the Prints, Drawings and Photographs Section of the British Library's Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections.