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Original Cataloguing-in-Publication entry had main entry Betteridge, Margaret.
The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney maintains a fascinating collection of early twentieth century applied art objects decorated with Australian wild flowers. The collection reflects the passionate preoccupation of its originator, former Museum curator and botanist, R.T. Baker, with the use of native floras as motifs for design in art, craft and industry. "Australian Flora Applied to Art" began as an exhibition in 1906 in the Technological Museum (the Museum changed its name to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1961) largely as a result of Baker's interest in the subject. A selection from the Museum's collection is presented in this book.
Richard Baker, was curator and economic botanist at Sydney University.