The irreplaceable scientific collection: Michael Tweedie and growth of the museum

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Considered “one of the best known naturalists” ever active in Southeast Asia, Tweedie joined the Raffles Museum in 1932 as curator and became its Director after World War Two. His main interest was in crabs, but he also made major contributions to the study of “fish” and “reptiles”. His book ‘The Snakes of Malaya’ (1953) is still a standard reference for most herpetologists.