Library display celebrates digitisation landmark

To mark the completion of the latest phase of the Directors’ Correspondence Digitisation Project, a display has been prepared in Kew’s Library Reading Room to showcase the collection.

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Library display celebrates digitisation landmark

Wax wonders

In the Victorian period, creating wax models of flowers was both a ladylike craft, and an important tool for botanical communication.

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Slow Motion Video of Fireworks Exploding from an Aerial View

Dallas, Texas creative Jeremiah Warren took three 3′ balloons, a GoPro camera, and Wi-Fi BacPac to produce a slow motion capture of his fireworks going off from the sky above. Just in time for July 4th! See it on Scoop.it , via Children Activities

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Indigo blues

Jennifer Beasley and Stella Gardner, two textile conservation students at Glasgow University, report on a week’s placement at Kew.

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Frugal Kid Crafts: Fun Olympic Ring Toss | The Centsible Family

Tweet Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. The Summer Olympics began last week so here is a fun craft to introduce your kids to this special event! See it on Scoop.it , via Children Activities

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Make a Cardboard Crown for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/yA9geK0gYA0?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make a crown out of cardboard.

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Conservation at Camberwell

Once again, students at Camberwell College of Arts have breathed life into historical objects – this year, rice paper drawings, an Amazonian shield and a Canadian cradle.

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Firepit Ceramics – Austin Pottery Studio

http://www.youtube.com/v/iKdlTCrPQ48?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Firepit Ceramics – Austin Pottery Studio http://www.firepitceramics.com/ This is a promotional video about FirePit Ceramics in Austin, TX, which is a pottery studio where you can paint-your-own-pottery and make things out of clay. Founded in 2011, FirePit Ceramics is a northwest Austin pottery gallery/studio specializing in adult and child clay classes. Our goal is to offer superior customer service to our valued clientele and create a fun, safe, productive environment for all to enjoy.

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