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More on organising Organising

With 60 million life science specimens, how do we keep track of them all? How do we incorporate new additions?

More on preserving Preserving

We aim to keep our specimens in good condition for hundreds of years. How do we prepare fresh material for the long store?

Physical access Physical access

How do we make the specimens available to researchers?

More on conserving Conserving

Once in the stores, how do we look after specimens and minimise their degradation?

More on access to information Access to information

How do we give researchers and the public the information held within our collections?

Identifying specimens Identifying specimens

How do our researchers know what something is? How do they rely on the collections?