[Taxacom] Herbarium Techniques Course at BKL

Pell, Susan SusanPell at bbg.org
Mon Feb 27 06:43:05 CST 2012

Dear Colleagues,

The Kew Herbarium Techniques course is being offered this August at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

This two-week seminar is based on the Kew International Diploma Course in Herbarium Techniques. It will be taught by instructors from Kew and will include a session on the SPECIFY database, taught by Dr. Andrew Bentley, and a session of permitting and CITES, taught by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.  In addition to the coursework, there will be a tour of The New York Botanical Garden herbarium, and a field trip to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

The course is appropriate for anyone with basic experience using scientific collections.  It is an ideal opportunity for herbarium managers, curators, or technicians to update or review their herbarium skills. Candidates should be well motivated, have a genuine and practical interest in herbarium management.  Preference will be given to applicants currently working at a recognized herbarium and those entering a career in systematics. Space is limited. More information and an application form can be found at the course website:



Paul Harwood, BKL Herbarium Supervisor
Kerry Barringer, Curator of the BKL Herbarium
Susan Pell, Director of Science

Science Department
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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