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  • ArticlesType your way into our collections

    17 April 2014

    [image: Mollusca types ]

    The Mollusca Types Database was published online by Amgueddfa Cymru in September 2012. This was the first time that images of over 350 of our most important mollusc specimens were made available to our ever growing cyber audience.
  • ArticlesMuseum Type Fossils Online

    8 April 2014

    [image: Museum Type Fossils Online]

    Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales houses many spectacular fossils. However, some of our most precious specimens are not the most attractive, or the largest and do not have the highest monetary value. They are irreplaceable and scientifically priceless and form the museum’s Type Fossil Collection.
  • ArticlesMadness not to stay safe around Mercury

    5 November 2013

    [image: Testing herbarium sheets for mercury]

    Natural history collections are susceptible to deterioration from pests and moulds and so historically, chemicals have been applied to safeguard these collections for the future. Mercury has helped to preserve specimens up until the present day, but these treatments leave a legacy - salts of mercury are not only toxic to pests, but also to people.

Articles

  • ArticlesType your way into our collections

    17 April 2014

    [image: Mollusca types ]

    The Mollusca Types Database was published online by Amgueddfa Cymru in September 2012. This was the first time that images of over 350 of our most important mollusc specimens were made available to our ever growing cyber audience.
  • ArticlesMuseum Type Fossils Online

    8 April 2014

    [image: Museum Type Fossils Online]

    Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum of Wales houses many spectacular fossils. However, some of our most precious specimens are not the most attractive, or the largest and do not have the highest monetary value. They are irreplaceable and scientifically priceless and form the museum’s Type Fossil Collection.
  • ArticlesMadness not to stay safe around Mercury

    5 November 2013

    [image: Testing herbarium sheets for mercury]

    Natural history collections are susceptible to deterioration from pests and moulds and so historically, chemicals have been applied to safeguard these collections for the future. Mercury has helped to preserve specimens up until the present day, but these treatments leave a legacy - salts of mercury are not only toxic to pests, but also to people.

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  • GalleriesBritish Seaweeds

    4 October 2011

    [image: British Seaweeds]

    Within its botanical collections, Amgueddfa Cymru houses a herbarium of dried, pressed algal specimens. This herbarium provides an essential resource for studying seaweeds.

  • GalleriesThe rarest plants in Wales

    1 April 2009

    [image: Rare plant]

    Wales is home to a number of rare plants. Some rare species are endemic to Wales and occur nowhere else in the world, such as Ley’s Whitebeam or the Black Mountain Hawkweed.

  • GalleriesUp close with nature

    21 August 2007

    [image: sem image]

    A gallery of amazing images created by Amgueddfa Cymru using powerful microscopes. Details are revealed in a whole new light in these breathtaking pictures...

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