The UK holds some of the world’s most important natural science collections. More than 130 million specimens have been collected from around the world and are held in over 90 institutions throughout the country.Continue reading “Releasing the power of UK collections | Digital Collections”
Unlocking UK natural science collections | Digital Collections Programme
A Guest Blog by Ella Howes
The UK’s museums and botanical gardens hold exceptional and diverse natural sciences collections ranging from mites to meteorites. The estimated size of this national collection is over 150 million objects. Continue reading “Unlocking UK natural science collections | Digital Collections Programme”
Digitising British Bumblebees |Digital Collections Programme
Bombus hortorum also known as the garden bumblebee displays a wide range of colour forms.
A bumblebee is any one of over 250 species in the Bombus genus, whose name derives from the Latin for a buzzing or humming sound. We have been digitising the Museum’s collection of British Bumblebees in order to release a new resource to those researching and working with Bees globally. Continue reading “Digitising British Bumblebees |Digital Collections Programme”