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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Pennsylvania master gardeners will visit Hunt Institute

12 June 2018

The biennial Master Gardener State Conference will be held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania, 28 June–1 July 2018. As part of the conference program, 55 attendees will travel to Pittsburgh on 28 June to visit several sites, including the Institute. Curator of Art Lugene Bruno will give a gallery tour and talk about our Art Department's collection and program, and Librarian Charlotte Tancin will provide a display of rare books and present a talk about our Library's collections. Books on display will include herbals, florilegia, early modern botanical works and accounts of travel and exploration.

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