Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens by Timothy C. HohnCuratorial Practices for Botanical Gardens by Timothy C. Hohn

Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens

byTimothy C. Hohn

Hardcover | November 9, 2007

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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.
Timothy C. Hohn is Chair of the Horticulture Department at Edmonds Community College, where he has instructed since 1995. Previously, he has worked as a curator at the Bronx Zoo and at the University of Washington's Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture, where he also taught horticultural classes. He received a Ma...
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Title:Curatorial Practices for Botanical GardensFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 9.38 × 6.58 × 0.78 inPublished:November 9, 2007Publisher:AltaMira PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0759110638

ISBN - 13:9780759110632

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Museums, Public Gardens, and Collections Chapter 2 Governing Collections: Policies, Plans, and Manuals Chapter 3 Building Collections Chapter 4 Documenting Collections Chapter 5 Preserving Collections Chapter 6 Collections Research Chapter 7 Collections and Public Programs

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Botanical garden collections are especially important and relevant today; they provide not only educational and therapeutical opportunities for the public but also research opportunities and material for scientific study, at a time when conserving plant diversity is of interest and concern. How a botanical garden builds, governs, documents, and preserves its collections is critical. Also of extreme importance are the increased access of these collections to the widest audience possible (worldwide) and their integration into exhibits, education, and research programs. Hohn painstakingly describes in great detail the ins and outs of such concerns in one well-researched and organized book. Every botanical garden or arboretum should have this manual and use it as the basis for the development and care of its collections.