UCT’s physical landscape is ruined, but digitisation has preserved history

A hard-copy collection of ecological photographs was destroyed, but foresight and decades of work saved it

22 April 2021 - 20:49

It’s been a nail-biting week for those in the plant conservation unit at the University of Cape Town (UCT). 

On Sunday, as smoke spread over the city, so did a rumour that the department’s building, and potentially thousands of photographs and dried plant specimens, had caught alight...

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