Database Officer (Foreign Collection Project)
Eugenia is responsible for adding new records and information to the database for the botanical specimens collected outside Australia that are held at the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL) at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. This Foreign Collection consists of about 400,000 specimens, collected mostly during the nineteenth century, and represents many well-known botanists.
Her work involves deciphering and interpreting the handwritten labels that accompany the specimens in the Foreign Collection—a process which often necessitates research using a range of sources. Once recorded, this data is then accessible through the Australasian Virtual Herbarium.
With a background in nineteenth century Australian history, archival work, and museum collections management, Eugenia is passionate about sharing the collection’s scientific and historical significance with researchers and the public.
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