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The new wing of the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives (HLAA)

Herbaruim, Library, Art and Archives new wing - Exterior

(credit to: Tim Soar)

(credit to: Simon Feneley)

(credit to: Simon Feneley)

 

 

 

 

 
Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives - Interior

(credit to: Simon Feneley)

(credit to: Tim Soar)

(credit to: Tim Soar)

 

Moving into the new wing of the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives

 

 

 

 

Inside the Reading Room of the new wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare books on display in the Reading Room in the new wing

(credit by: Simon Feneley)

(credit to: Tim Soar)

Botanists at work

Collecting specimens to take back to the HLAA

Collecting specimens to take back to the HLAA

Collecting specimens to take back to the HLAA

Collecting specimens to take back to the HLAA

Botanists at work in the HLAA

Sorting the collected specimens in the HLAA

Sorting the collected specimens in the HLAA

 
History of the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives

Sir William Hooker, Kew's first official Director, established the HLAA in 1853

Sir William Hooker, second Director of Kew, greatly added to the HLAA specimen collection

Wing C - the oldest wing in the HLAA dating back to 1877

(credit to: Edward Cullinan Architects)

 

 

Interior of Herbarium Wing C

Interior of Herbarium Wing C

The oldest specimen in the collection, collected by the du Bois brothers in 1700 Indigofera asragalina

A historic specimen collected by David Livingstone

Exterior of the HLAA before addition of the new wing

Archive photograph of HLAA

 

 

 

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