Stories from our Collections
From colourful personalities to mysterious specimens, read the tales our curators and staff find within old books, journals, collected specimens...
At the end of an immense project to catalogue the papers of the Linnean Society itself, Project Archivist Alex Milne recounts the process of working with this important collection.
This month, Project Archivist Alex Milne is looking into the history of the Iron Chest that once held the Society's most important organisational documents and artefacts.
This month, Assistant Archivist Christina McCulloch has been sifting through research (including our newly catalogued Domestic Archive) to look into the fantastic manuscript of Couch’s A History of the Fishes of the British Islands
This month's Treasure is our retiring curator of zoology, Ollie Crimmen, whose first job at the NHM was to X-ray the Linnaean fishes, as described by NHM's Chrissy Williams below.
We partnered with STEM Live for an innovative and engaging digital journey through the history of classification - and why it matters today
24th November 2023