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Joseph Hooker's Indian Christmas

To celebrate Christmas, the Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project Officer describes Hooker's experiences of Christmas during his Indian expedition.

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Conserving Bawden's Pagoda print

Kew's paper conservators Emma Le Cornu and Eleanor Hasler had to think big when treating a linocut of the Pagoda by Edward Bawden. Here they explain how this damaged artwork was returned to its former glory in the conservation studio.

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The great reindeer move

Jess Smith finds out how Kew's knowledge of mosses and lichens helped to introduce 300 Lapland reindeer into northern Canada, over 100 years ago.

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Explore Your Archive!

To celebrate the launch of the nationwide Explore Your Archive scheme, one of Kew's archivists highlights a treasure from Kew's past.

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The Wallace Connection

7 November 2013 was the centenary of the death of an amazing naturalist who had an extraordinary impact on the scientific world – Alfred Russel Wallace. To help mark this anniversary the latest Kew magazine reveals the connections between this great man and Kew.

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Apples and pears at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

The previous exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art - 'Botanicals, Environmental Expressions in Art from the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection' - included some intriguing models of apples and pears sent to Victorian England from Australia.

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