Ana Millanes lives and works in Madrid. During five weeks in the spring of 2008 she visited the Department of Cryptogamic Botany, working with a survey of the morphological characters of the group Tremellales. It was a colleague at the home University who recommended her to visit NRM and Mats Wedin, Senior curator and Ana´s host, at first. The visit was giving her the opportunity to study the invaluable material preserved in the Cryptogamic herbarium as well as learning a lot from her host Mats Wedin, who "is a very friendly and experienced supervisor", Ana said.
She was very fond of Stockholm which she thinks is a beautiful town with all the water in and around it. Ana has been to several museums in the city, for example Skansen, Vasamuseet and Moderna museet, and of course the exhibitions at our museum.
Ana appreciated to live in “the Black villa", with rooms for guest researchers nearby the museum. She didn´t have to waste any time on transports and could be very flexible. "You have to make an effort to get outside the museum area though", Ana said.