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PROGRAM EVENT: Fleeting Beauty, Enduring Consequences: Decisive Issues in Peony Garden Collection Management...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
12:00 AM
Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium

Fleeting Beauty, Enduring Consequences:
Decisive Issues in Peony Garden Collection Management

David C. Michener
Associate Curator, University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens
and Nichols Arboretum

The historic Peony Garden at the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum already holds the most diverse and largest heritage (pre-1950) herbaceous peony collection in North America. The Arboretum has launched a multi-year effort to develop the peony collection to become the foremost of its type in the world, with a target date of 2022.

This presentation examines how museum practices frame the stewardship and decision-making of the Nichols Arboretum as we shape this collection and break new ground in living collection management.

Wednesday October 23, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan Museum of Art

All events are free and open to the public.
For additional information call 734-936-6678 or visit the U-M Museum Studies Program web site at http://ummsp.lsa.umich.edu/