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Value of Natural History Collections

Natural history collections housed in museums and herbaria are generally not on display to the public, but what use is this hidden wealth? And what purpose does it serve?

For the answers to these questions see  Natural history collections are fine specimens of great value by David Britton, Collection Manager of Entomology at the Australian Museum.

First published in The Conversation.

 

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