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Curating Biocultural Collections: A Handbook

Salick, Jan

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ISBN 10: 1842464981 / ISBN 13: 9781842464984
Published by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2014
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This book written by interantional experts aims to develop standards of curation across all biocultual collections. and help institutions to properly care for their collections. Editor(s): Salick, Jan; Konchar, Katie; Nesbitt, Mark. Num Pages: 250 pages, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: GM; PSA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 252 x 192 x 21. Weight in Grams: 1180. . 2014. Illustrated edition. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781842464984

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Title: Curating Biocultural Collections: A Handbook

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Biocultural collections cross the boundary between nature and culture, documenting the remarkable richness and diversity of human engagement with the natural world. With materials ranging from blocks of wood to DNA, and from ancient books to new websites, they play a diverse role in research and relaying valuable information about our world. Curating Biocultural Collections is the first book that both recognizes this role and provides wide-ranging advice for successfully managing these resources.

Written and edited by experts from around the world, Curating Biocultural Collections  draws on real-world experiences, providing examples from ethnobiology, anthropology, agriculture, botany, zoology, and museum curation. The book places a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of collection users and encourages ethical and equitable engagement with source communities. With one hundred photographs, including objects from little-known collections, alongside case studies and a carefully chosen bibliography, this book gives valuable insight for anyone working to preserve valuable resources.

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Jan Salick is senior curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Katie Konchar is a biologist and botanist. Mark Nesbitt is curator of the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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