Freezer at The John Curtin School of Medical Research. Photo by Stuart Hay

Freezer at The John Curtin School of Medical Research. Photo by Stuart Hay

ANU by numbers

On campus you can find collections of rare books, fossilised skeletons, maps and pollen.

 

469
Books in the Xu Dishan (许地山) collection in the Menzies Library.

400 million
The age in years of some of the fossilised animal skeletons held in the Research School of Earth Sciences’ paleontological collection.

3800
Strains of fungal cultures used to explore patterns of fungal population diversity and their interactions with plants, at the Research School of Biology.

30,000
Hardcopy maps in the ANU College of Asia & Pacific collection.

7027
Blocks of wood samples used for identifying species of tree.

-80
Degrees Celsius, the temperature of the freezer at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, used to store tens of thousands of blood samples.

8
Artefacts from the ANU Classics Museum which that been 3D-scanned and digitised for online access.