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Welcome to Kew's Library Art and Archives blog. Here you will find information about Kew's collections, services and fascinating work that is taking place within the section.

You will also meet the Library, Art and Archive staff who will provide regular updates with news from projects they are involved in, treasures they have discovered and exciting new developments planned for the future.

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    The King's avocado

    Mon, 7 Jul 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Even in the depths of the Great War, Kew continued to deal with horticultural enquiries from...

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    Floreat Kew: in...

    Fri, 20 Jun 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Preparing the Great War commemoration display and event at Kew involved in-depth research...

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    All the way from Australia...

    Mon, 16 Jun 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Fiona Green, a recent visitor to Kew's Library, Art and Archives, describes what she and her...

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    Brugmansia: illusions,...

    Mon, 2 Jun 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Meet the plant that is widely known to produce dangerous hallucinogenic effects but was once...

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    The influence of a German...

    Mon, 19 May 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Graduate trainee Tavian Hunter sheds light on Kew's links with German botany before the...

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    Digitisation of the North...

    Mon, 12 May 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    A team in Kew's archive has completed the digitisation of a large set of historical letters...

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    Joseph Hooker's...

    Tue, 6 May 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    The Rhododendron Dell at Kew is in full, glorious bloom! Librarian Virginia Mills explains...

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    Sheila Mannes-Abbott- a...

    Wed, 30 Apr 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    The Illustrations Team invites you to visit the Library, Art and Archives at Kew to view a...

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    Cataloguing the papers of...

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Archives trainee Miriam Hopkinson talks about cataloguing T. A. Sprague’s papers and the...

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    The forgotten garden

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Directors' Correspondence digitiser, Jon Nicholls, uncovers the story behind the forgotten...

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    The Nathaniel Wallich...

    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Paper conservator, Natasha Trenwith, describes the conservation of Nathaniel Wallich’s...

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    Splitters and Lumpers

    Mon, 24 Mar 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    In a guest post, photographer Liz Orton discusses how her photo series Splitters and Lumpers...

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    The love potion

    Wed, 19 Feb 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Library Graduate Trainee, Tavian Hunter, examines the mythological connections that have...

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    The living fossil

    Thu, 6 Feb 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Library Graduate Trainee, Tavian Hunter, describes books, letters and paintings in the Kew...

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