The Value and Vitality of the Yale University Herbarium - talk and reception on April 19

image from Yale Herbarium
April 6, 2018

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, April 19 for the opening talk and reception for the next CSSSI media wall exhibit!  Michael Donoghue, Sterling Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Botany for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will speak about “The Value and Vitality of the Yale University Herbarium.” 

The Yale Herbarium, founded in 1864, is an internationally recognized repository of approximately 350,000 specimens from around the world. The collection is particularly rich in ferns, bryophytes, grasses, and historically important materials from early botanical collectors.

The Yale University Herbarium: Its People, Specimens, and Contributions opens on April 13, 2018 in the CSSSI’s 24-Hour Space and will be displayed on our media wall until October 2018. This exhibit presents biographical information on people influential in the Herbarium’s 150+ year history as well as images of specimens from a variety of its collections. Colorful photos of flowers taken during field research in locales ranging from Connecticut to Ecuador to China are included. The exhibit also highlights current research and curatorial activities.

Opening talk and reception with refreshments: Thursday, April 19, 3 PM in the CSSSI 24-Hour Space. The talk will be followed by optional tours of the Botany and Paleobotany Collections of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.