Linnean Lens | Charles Darwin's Vasculum

Like many botanists of his time, Charles Darwin owned a vasculum – an oblong tin box in which to put specimens during field work, and which he took along on his voyage on the Beagle.

Former Librarian of the Meise Botanic Garden, Régine Fabri, reveals the long fascinating history of the vasculum, while Glenn Benson talks about Darwin’s, one of the highlights of the Linnean Society’s artefact collection.
The Linnean Society works to inform, involve and inspire people of all ages about nature and its wider interactions through our collections, programmes and publications. Founded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778).


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