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05 Dec 2013
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.
30 Oct 2013
Spiridione Gambardella's portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker is an iconic image of the great man - but how did this painting come about? Letters in the Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection shed some light on the process.
02 May 2013
In this guest blog from the Trading Consequences team, find out how digital data produced by Kew's Directors' Correspondence team is being brought to life and can be used to visualise the British Empire's 19th Century trade networks
09 Mar 2012
Kew's own Sir Joseph Hooker was the first Westerner to explore the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga. Read about other stories surrounding this mountain, inspired by a letter from the artist and writer, Edward Lear.
10 Nov 2011
Discover the remotest corners of Central America and the Caribbean with Kew scientists on a small expedition ship. An amazing discovery and adventure opportunity for members and Friends of Kew.5 likes
15 Jun 2011
Planting has started on the Palm House parterre at Kew Gardens this summer. The new design will offer a memorable combination of pinks and greys, it will feature a display of around 16,000 plants and reflect a Victorian style.6 likes
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launches fundraising campaign to restore the Temperate House following initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £15m bid
10 May 2011
The Heritage Lottery Fund has given the green light to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to develop plans to restore the Temperate House and its surrounding landscape, it was announced today. Development funding of £890,900 was awarded to help progress plans for the £28m project.6 likes
21 Mar 2011
Be part of a research project to reveal the history of Kew's museums2 likes