Everard Im Thurn and the ‘lost world’

We take a look at the varied career of Everard Im Thurn through his correspondence with the Directors of Kew, and find out about his exploration of the ‘lost world’ of Mount Roraima in British Guiana.

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Everard Im Thurn and the ‘lost world’

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

Woods of the World

Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection.

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Woods of the World

Reminiscences from a year at Kew

Read Debora’s final blog post as she leaves Kew to begin a Masters course in Library Science.

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Reminiscences from a year at Kew

‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’

In this latest post from the gallery, Dr Shirley Sherwood shares how she curated her current exhibition: Portraits of Leaves and Fungi, paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

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‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’

Mary’s Book Club for Kids – Anne Fine

http://www.youtube.com/v/iklR4wdplHo?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary talks about the children’s book ‘How to Write Really Badly’ by Anne Fine.

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Mary’s Book Club for Kids – Anne Fine

Kew’s Library celebrates the Olympics

A special Olympic-themed display has just been completed in the Library Reading Room.

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Kew’s Library celebrates the Olympics

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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Indigo blues

Mary’s Book Club for Kids – The Karate Princess by Jeremy Strong

http://www.youtube.com/v/X9pioSGuen8?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In her book club for kids, Mary shares The Karate Princess by Jeremy Strong.

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Mary’s Book Club for Kids – The Karate Princess by Jeremy Strong

Mary’s Children’s Book Club – The Magic Slippers by Dick King Smith

http://www.youtube.com/v/sDiNsnZH6E0?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata This week, Mary reviews ‘The Magic Slippers’ by Dick King Smith in her children’s book club. Check out www.maryjlockwood.com for more children’s book recommendations.

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Mary’s Children’s Book Club – The Magic Slippers by Dick King Smith