Curatorial Practices for Botanical Gardens
by Timothy C. Hohn;
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1538151774 | 415 pages | True PDF EPUB | 6.07 MB
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.