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From Science to Heritage: the history of a wood collection

Dargavel, J; Evans, Philip; Dadswell, Gordon

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There is a process by which scientific collections become heritage. The case of a wood collection, or xylarium, at the Australian National University (ANU) is discussed from its start in the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau in 1926, its association with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research/Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation from 1928, its transfer to ANU in 1965, its manifold uses at ANU, and its decline and heritage assessment in 2011. The collection,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDargavel, J
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Philip
dc.contributor.authorDadswell, Gordon
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:17:33Z
dc.identifier.issn0727-3061
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/71206
dc.description.abstractThere is a process by which scientific collections become heritage. The case of a wood collection, or xylarium, at the Australian National University (ANU) is discussed from its start in the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau in 1926, its association with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research/Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation from 1928, its transfer to ANU in 1965, its manifold uses at ANU, and its decline and heritage assessment in 2011. The collection, consisting of 8,400 wood samples, microscope slides, panels and artefacts, was used for teaching forestry students, research into wood anatomy, and for identifying timber. Its future is uncertain.
dc.publisherAustralian Academy of Science
dc.sourceHistorical Records of Australian Science
dc.titleFrom Science to Heritage: the history of a wood collection
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume25
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor070510 - Wood Processing
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB2608
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDargavel, J, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationEvans, Philip, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDadswell, Gordon, University of Melbourne
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage43
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage54
local.identifier.doi10.1071/HR14004
local.identifier.absseo820199 - Forestry not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T07:35:12Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84899892050
local.identifier.thomsonID000339759700004
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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