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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Hunt Institute donates to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

19 September 2019

When you attend the reception of our 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration on Thursday, 17 October (6:00–8:00 p.m.), you will be going hungry as are many people in Pittsburgh who struggle each day with food insecurity. In an effort to address hunger in Pittsburgh, the Hunt Institute has donated what we would have expended on refreshments instead to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Our modest donation will provide 7,500 meals to our less fortunate neighbors. This donation was made to honor the American Society of Botanical Artists on its 25th anniversary. Members will be in town for their annual meeting and conference, and we are pleased to welcome them as we have since their first meeting held in conjunction with our 8th International in 1995.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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Scarlett T. Townsend