Journal Article

  • Collections Moves at Leicestershire Museums’ Natural Life Collections: Practical Hints and the Importance of Volunteers
    Geoffrey Hall
    NatSCA News, Issue 23, pages 50 - 58

    The move of the Botany and Geology Collections between Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council in 2010 is described and some of the problems and opportunities that arose are illustrated. Following the move, the two parts of the Leicestershire Museum Service Herbarium (Herb. LSR) have been reunited, and it now contains over 120,000 botanical specimens. Substantial environmental improvements have been made to the Natural Life Collections that have had positive effects both on curation and volunteering.