Treasures of the Month
Every month, we focus on one object (text/book/illustration/specimen) to bring you its hidden story
Stories from our Collections
From colourful personalities to mysterious specimens, read the tales our curators and staff find within old books, journals, collected specimens...
During WW2, ‘sheltering in place’ was not an option for our collections, that eventually travelled to several locations. Isabelle Charmantier, Head of Collections, writes about these journeys, and how the war led to new ways of doing things.
26th June 2020
Assistant Archivist Luke Thorne writes about his work cataloguing the "commonplace books" of 18th-century botanist, Peter Collinson
14th June 2020