The Herbarium collection has recently been valued at $280 million so it is imperative we have a facility that protects and safeguards the specimens for future generations.
Relocation and digitisation
From January 2019 the National Herbarium of New South Wales is closed while its growing collection of plant specimens is relocated from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to a new purpose-built facility at Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. While construction for the world-class innovation hub is underway, the 1.43 million Herbarium plant specimens will also be transformed into high-resolution digital images.
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