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A Museum of Plants: Caring for a Living Collection (Sunday, March 23, 2pm) (Class is Full)
Anthony S. Aiello
The Gayle E. Maloney Director and Curator, Morris Arboretum

The Arboretum is a museum comprised of the trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that make up our living collection. This collection is curated like any other museum, with the added challenge that our "objects" are alive, they grow old, and can be damaged by insects, diseases, storms, and drought.

In this presentation, Director of Horticulture and Curator, Tony Aiello, will discuss the process through which plants are added to the Morris Arboretum's living collections, including the curatorial aspects of acquisition, accessioning, record keeping, and care that make up the life of a plant from seedling to mature tree. You will learn about the whys and wherefores of what plants we grow, the process of selecting the sites where they will be planted, and how the concepts of curating the collection have evolved during the Arboretum's history.

Sunday, March 23
2 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 3/23/2014 at 2:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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