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Flora’s treasures. Recording the Green World. Exhibition in Berlin April 27 2012 to February 24 2013

10.04.2012
The special exhibition "Flora’s treasures. Recording the Green World." showcases our current state of knowledge concerning the overwhelming planet’s diversity in plants. Today, we know more than 320.000 species of vascular plants worldwide.

For more than four centuries botanists have been trying to comprehend the abundance encountered on all continents, habitats and climatic regions. However, their knowledge is still incomplete and constantly changing. The exhibition runs from April 27th 2012 to February 24th 2013 in Berlin. All exhibition texts are in German and English.

Flora writing is one of the basic assignments of biodiversity research. These annotated inventories of a region’s plant diversity allow us to capture `Flora’s treasures’, as well as to determine plants in the field. These `stock-taking’ activities along with constant monitoring become increasingly important, as global plant diversity is increasingly threatened by human interference.

Learn about functions and work flow of Floras and meet the people behind important projects. Interactive stations as well as bibliophilic treasures await you in this exhibition.

Enjoy a close-up view on `Flora’s treasures’ when strolling through the Botanic Garden. The Path of Floras matches the exhibition topic and leads you to 15 different regions of the world. Learn more about corresponding Floras and characteristic plants of the respective areas at the stations.

A richly illustrated catalogue will be published, including all German and English texts. Group tours can be arranged to individual times.

Press tour and Preview: SAVE THE DATE
Please join us on Tuesday 24 April 2012, 10.30 a.m. for a Press tour and preview with the curators (Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin). Interview and Photo Opportunity will be provided.
Press contact:
Gesche Hohlstein, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin,
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)30 838 50134, E-Mail: g.hohlstein@bgbm.org
Weitere Informationen:
http://www.bgbm.org/bgbm/museum/expo/2012/default.htm - Exhibition
http://www.bgbm.org/bgbm/pr/Archiv/pressimages/press_images.HTM#Sonderausstellung_Flora – press pictures

http://www.botanischer-garten-berlin.de – Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Gesche Hohlstein | idw
Further information:
http://www.bgbm.org

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