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Wax blocks containing algae prepared for cutting histology sections from the East African Lakes in the 1930s.

Exploring FBA collections and archives

The Freshwater Biological Association holds internationally important collections of preserved specimens, which include insects, plants and ‘wet samples’ of water, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and algae. Having recently taken on the role of Information Scientist, and coming from an archives background, I wanted to learn how to best curate these scientifically valuable collections and improve access for

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Seeing science differently – Algae-inspired art

I was invited by the National Trust to create an Arts Council funded exhibition at Wray Castle, the former home of the Freshwater Biological Association until 1950, and chose the algal forms from their Fritsch Collection as my inspiration. I  have  a  fascination  with  small  living  things  which  I  think  started  some  years  ago  when 

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