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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.

Images of Bawden print

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 Great 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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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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Old letters meet new faces

Digitisation Officers Jon and Jess write about their experience as new starters on the Directors Correspondence project – find out what they have discovered in Kew's archives.