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Trip to London, April 1999

Here are a few photos from a recent trip to London. In addition to attending the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Natural History, the focus of which was natural history art and illustration, I was also able to visit several botanic gardens, libraries and museums: The Natural History Museum; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; the RHS Lindley Library; the Chelsea Physic Garden; and last but not least, the Linnean Society of London. It was awe-inspiring to see these historical collections and to talk with some of the people who maintain them and provide access to them today.

While in London I also participated in meetings with librarians and scholars from England, Sweden and Denmark to discuss possible collaborative projects based on our Linnaean collections.

Here are a few views from my visit there.

      Sir Hans Sloane in the Chelsea Physic Garden

      Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

      The Linnean Society of London

      The Natural History Museum
      formerly the British Museum (Natural History)

      The Sherlock Holmes Museum
      (ok, so it's a tad off the topic, but it was really neat)

Photos copyright C. Tancin, 1999.


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