Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens

Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens

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A botanical garden is essentially a living museum. Yet until now no resource existed to give those working in botanical gardens specific guidance for acquiring and maintaining their natural collections. Timothy C. Hohn does the field an enormous service with Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens, which introduces public garden professionals and students to standard and specialized museological concepts and practices useful for the management of botanical collections. Hohn offers instruction on how to construct collections management policies, maintain steady new acquisitions, document collections, ensure adequate preservation and care of specimens, conduct research, and encourage public engagement with the garden.E. Leadlay, ed., Darwin Manual (Richmond, Surrey, U.K.: Botanic Gardens Conservation International, 1998). 9. Leadlay, Darwin Manual, 228 ... L. Guarino et al., eds., Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity (Walling- ford, Oxon, UK: CAB International, 1995), 32. 13. Guarino, Collecting Plant ... L. R. McMahan, aquot;Advice for the Modern Plant Explorer: Pack Your Permits, aquot; The Public Garden 6, no. 4 ( 1991), 12. 26.

Title:Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens
Author:Timothy C. Hohn
Publisher:Rowman Altamira - 2008


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