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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Institute remains closed to the public

1 September 2020

Carnegie Mellon University has reopened for classes 31 August, but the Hunt Institute remains closed to the public for the fall semester. In the meantime our Web site is always open, and you can contact us. We will be working on site as the university permits as well as remotely from home. We will continue to answer questions and provide research material to the degree that we have physical access to the collections. Our ability to service photo requests is limited. There will be no fall exhibition nor onsite tours or meetings with the curators. We appreciate your patience in these trying times. Please stay safe until we can once again welcome you to the botanical tranquility of our walnut-walled lobby.

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.

Media Contact:
Scarlett T. Townsend