Collections management and curation

All bryophyte collections are carefully conserved in the Natural History Museum herbarium:

  • in paper packets
  • on herbarium sheets
  • in bound volumes

They are accessible to today’s international community of bryologists for research and the collection continues to grow and develop for study by future generations.

There is a major international project to database and image type specimens, and as part of this initiative our bryophyte type specimens are being databased and scanned. These digital images will also be available online.