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  • 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.

  • ArticlesJohn Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792): Bute's Botanical Tables

    30 September 2013

    [image: Thorn apple]

    2013 is the birth tercentenary of the Third Earl of Bute, a powerful figure in eighteenth century Britain – renowned both as a politician and as a botanist. One of his greatest contributions to botany was a book called the Botanical Tables, and Amgueddfa Cymru is fortunate to own a complete set of this rare and exquisite publication.
  • ArticlesDavid Jones (1895-1974)

    4 April 2013

    [image: David Jones, image courtesy of Western Mail picture library ]

    David Jones was more profoundly influenced throughout his life by the landscape, language and myths of Wales than any of his contemporaries. An extraordinary and multi-talented man, he occupies a unique place in twentieth-century British art, and is often called the greatest painter-poet since William Blake.

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  • 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.

  • ArticlesJohn Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792): Bute's Botanical Tables

    30 September 2013

    [image: Thorn apple]

    2013 is the birth tercentenary of the Third Earl of Bute, a powerful figure in eighteenth century Britain – renowned both as a politician and as a botanist. One of his greatest contributions to botany was a book called the Botanical Tables, and Amgueddfa Cymru is fortunate to own a complete set of this rare and exquisite publication.
  • ArticlesDavid Jones (1895-1974)

    4 April 2013

    [image: David Jones, image courtesy of Western Mail picture library ]

    David Jones was more profoundly influenced throughout his life by the landscape, language and myths of Wales than any of his contemporaries. An extraordinary and multi-talented man, he occupies a unique place in twentieth-century British art, and is often called the greatest painter-poet since William Blake.

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