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Conserving Chinese pith paintings

Collections conservator Eleanor Hasler on the challenges of and techniques used in conserving a collection of beautiful but fragile Chinese pith paintings.

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Printing the Plant

Artists have portrayed plants with a variety of techniques throughout history and printmaking helped bring them to everyone.

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Fruit and vegetables in Kew’s galleries

A new exhibition of fruit and vegetable paintings at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art showcases contemporary art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection alongside items from Kew's historic collections.

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Nonsense in the Archives

Letters by nonsense writer and ornithological artist Edward Lear — found in RBG Kew's Archives — led to an exploration of Lear’s lesser-known talents as a botanical artist and travel writer.

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Kew's Heritage Trees

Visit the new exhibition Kew's Heritage Trees at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, with paintings by Kew artist Masumi Yamanaka, who has spent five years painting Kew’s heritage and champion trees.

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Celebrating the tree

Artist Masumi Yamanaka is exhibiting her illustrations of Kew’s Heritage Trees at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. This stunning exhibition is a great introduction to the many beautiful illustrations of trees to be found within Library, Art and Archives.

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