Why is algae important to humanity? The UTEX Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin has been in continuous operation since 1953. Richard Starr established the collection at Indiana University in 1952, and it originally included several hundred strains that had been in continuous cultivation since the 1930s. In 1976, the collection moved to The … [Read more...]
The University of Texas at Austin has long been one of the world’s distinguished collecting universities. Its holdings span more than 170 million objects and result from research and pedagogical interests in a broad range of subjects—archaeology, ethnography, fine and performing arts, rare books and manuscripts, decorative arts, photography, film, music, popular and material culture, regional and political history, natural history, science, and technology.
The Collections: The University of Texas at Austin edited by Andrée Bober, the founding director of Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, and with a foreword by President Gregory L. Fenves offers the first published guide to the university’s treasures. It features about eighty collections, outlining their histories, highlighting their strengths, and speaking to their educational functions.
The print edition was published by the University of Texas Press and can be purchased at https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/bober-the-collections
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