New exhibition at the J.C.Beaglehole Room – Lichens

Kia ora koutou

We recently had a researcher in looking at our 19th century books on lichens.  That visit inspired the mounting of an exhibition of some of the books, which – among their interesting qualities – have wonderful and fascinating illustrations which lend themselves to display.

The books range from plain text with interleaved note-sheets for the enthusiast to Antoine Fée’s Essais sur les cryptogamesdes écorces exotiques officinales, which has a wonderful range of detailed and colourful plates, such as this one:

Fee Tab31 The exhibition will run only for a fortnight or so.  I do hope some of you will have time to come and see it.

Nga mihi


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