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#WorldEnvironmentDay2020 we bring you the story of #Mumbai's only #botanicalgarden, one of its most important environmental assets. Read the thread to know more about the founding of this important #green lung which was established together with #BDLMuseum in late 19th century
The Veermata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan, formerly known as Victoria Gardens, was established with the #BDLMuseum as it's sister institution, enabling each other as "a Hall of Wonder and a Garden of Delight".
#WorldEnvironmentDay2020 @mybmc #botanicalgarden
A group of #Mumbai's eminent citizens- Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, #DavidSassoon, #JamsetjeeJeejeebhoy, and Sir #GeorgeBirdwood, later curator of the #BDLMuseum, decided to establish a botanical garden and a museum to study the #flora, #fauna and #culture of the Bombay Presidency. 
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And now we have @annatoledano on ‘Resurrecting Lost Objects in the Natural History Museum’ #ResurrectingObjects #MuseumTwitter #BSHSGlobalHist
@annatoledano 1/11 #Museums aren’t forever. Might seem counterintuitive at 1st, but decay, loss, destruction are the norm for objects, not the exception. A challenge for #twitterstorians is to tell stories of lost things from other sources and via new methods #publichistory #BSHSGlobalHist
@annatoledano 2/11 Lost museums are easy to remember. Recreations of @JenksMuseum, @harvartmuseums’ philosophy chamber, @hmns’s cabinet of curiosities focus on bringing to life the whole rather than the part. But the source material often shows individual specimens too 🐊🐡🦜🦞 #BSHSGlobalHist The Houston Museum of Natur...
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