150th birthday of Bolus Herbarium & Library
Majority of the academic seminar speakers. Back row left to right: Mr. Seth Musker (M.Sc. candidate), Assoc. Prof Anthony G. Verboom, Dr. Nicola Bergh, Dr. Kenneth Oberlander, Dr. Jasper Slingsby, Mr. Nicholas Wilding (Ph.D. candidate), Dr. Anthony Magee, Dr. James Stephen Boatwright. Front row left to right: Assoc. Prof Muthama Muasya, Dr. Cornelia Klak, Dr. Claudine Ah-Peng, Prof Jeremy Midgely, Meshack Dludlu (Ph.D. candidate).
On 8 December 2015, the Bolus Herbarium and Library celebrated their 150th birthday anniversary. The Bolus Herbarium team had prepared a one-day academic seminar and two public lectures in the evening. During the academic seminars, several speakers highlighted the rich resources the Bolus Herbarium and Library have, and how the resources helped them in their research.
The event brought together known South African plant systematist and botanists and a lot of networking happened during tea breaks. This includes restoring the relationship between South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Mary Gunn Library and Bolus Herbarium Library with the prospect to further communicate and share subject-specific information.
Left to right: Mr Terry Trinder-Smith (Curator of the Bolus Herbarium), Prof Peter Linder (University of Zürich, speaker of the public lecture), Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan (Head of Department then), Prof Ben-Eric Van Wyk (University of Johannesburg, speaker of the public lecture), Prof Jeremy Midgely (Keeper, Bolus Herbarium), Assoc. Prof Muthama Muasya, Dr Cornelia Klak, Dr Claudine Ah-Peng, Prof Jeremy Midgely, Meshack Dludlu (PhD candidate).
Anne-Lise Fourie (Assistant Director: Mary Gunn Library, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria), Awot Kiflu Gebregziabher (Senior Library Assistant: Bolus Herbarium Library, University of Cape Town Libraries)