Dr Alexander Demidov (Director of the Main Botanic Garden) & Ms Svetlana Potapova (Academic Secretary of the Russian Council of Botanic Gardens) visited the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium (E) on Thursday 9th March 2017 for a tour of the herbarium and an insight into the RBGE herbarium digitisation program.
Dr Alexander Demidov being shown Herbarium digitisation at RBGE (E) by Robyn Drinkwater one of the RBGE digitisation team.
The visit to the herbarium was part of a longer visit to the RBGE to open a new Siberian Section of the Rock Garden, and to sign an MOC (Memorandum of Cooperation) between the RBGE and Main Botanic Garden, Moscow “to promote cooperation between the two institutions in education and in academic research in plant resources”.
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