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

Pretty in pink

There are some fabulous flowering trees putting on a great show right now at Kew, including one mysterious bright pink head turner…

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Pretty in pink

UK Virtual Herbarium – a pilot project

Will you join Kew’s quest to unlock the information hidden behind the closed doors of our herbarium cupboards?

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UK Virtual Herbarium – a pilot project

Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows

Many weird and wonderful subjects have been uncovered while digitising Kew’s Directors’ Correspondence collection. Read about a 19th century botanist’s awe-inspiring encounter with a ‘Spectre’ in Jamaica’s Blue mountains.

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Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows

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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Conservation at Camberwell

Unexpected photos from the field

Whilst studying herbarium specimens collected from the Caribbean Islands, UKOTs intern Alex Roberts was thrilled to discover photographs taken during a plant collecting expedition to Dominica in 1940, tucked away alongside the plant specimens they portray.

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Unexpected photos from the field

Formosa and Mycology… Cataloguing Kew’s Archives

Read about the papers of William Price and Arthur Pearson that have recently been catalogued by our Archives Graduate Trainee, Steph.

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Formosa and Mycology… Cataloguing Kew’s Archives