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Open old reference books on display behind glass in Kew's Herbarium

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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    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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    The letters of botanist...

    Tue, 21 Jan 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Virginia Mills describes our new online collection of Joseph Hooker's Correspondence in...

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    John Ray: in a class...

    Wed, 15 Jan 2014

    Library Art and Archives

    Library Graduate Trainee Jessica Hudson explores the significance of John Ray's work in...

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    Joseph Hooker's...

    Wed, 11 Dec 2013

    Library Art and Archives

    To celebrate Christmas, the Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project Officer describes Hooker's...

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    Conserving Bawden's...

    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    Library Art and Archives

    Kew's paper conservators Emma Le Cornu and Eleanor Hasler had to think big when treating a...

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    The great reindeer move

    Wed, 27 Nov 2013

    Library Art and Archives

    Jess Smith finds out how Kew's knowledge of mosses and lichens helped to introduce 300...

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    Explore Your Archive!

    Wed, 20 Nov 2013

    Library Art and Archives

    To celebrate the launch of the nationwide Explore Your Archive scheme, one of Kew's...

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    Suffragettes at Kew

    Fri, 8 Nov 2013

    Library Art and Archives

    Miriam, the new Archives Graduate Trainee, discovers more about the suffragette attacks at...

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