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Plant Collections Network Introduction
Plant Collections Network Manager, Pam Allenstein, provides an overview of the Plant Collections Network. 
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2/9/16
Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution
The history of botanical gardens, from ancient Egyptian and Roman roots, through medieval and Renaissance developments, and up to 21st century developments, is chronicled in a new article, ‘...
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1/25/16
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Making Safety a Habit
"Habit can, and should, be a positive concept in a nonprofit. Nowhere is habit more important than the area of workplace safety..." (excerpt) By: Melanie Herman, Nonprofit Risk...
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1/25/16
Social Engineering: Good Intentions, Devastating Results
"The arboretum discovered the entire donation to be fake, and the “legal and permit fees” were actually wired to a fraudulent overseas account."  (excerpt)
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1/6/16
Best Practices: Visitor Accident Investigation
Having an accident investigation process is critical to properly handle visitor injuries when they arise and mitigate future loss. Follow these best practices on how to investigate visitor...
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11/30/15
Invasive Plant Species Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Botanic Gardens & Arboreta
This document provides a voluntary code of conduct regarding the management of invasive plant species. Learn how to conduct an institution-wide review examining all departments and activities that...
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11/30/15
Plant Collections Network Application Process
Learn about the Plant Collections Network application process. Those considering applying are strongly encouraged to contact the Plant Collections Network Manager, Pam Allenstein, to discuss the...
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11/18/15
Benchmarking Collections Case Study, Orchids
Why Benchmark Plant Collections? Compare your collection with others Define your collection’s scope Verify what’s special, unique, common Use results to make decisions –...
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11/18/15
Understanding the Fundamentals: Collections Overview
What is a plant collection? Like objects in a museum, plants that are documented and labeled can be part of a public garden’s living collection. This Powerpoint presentation, by Plant...
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11/18/15
Code of Ethics for Curators
The Curators Committee of the American Association of Museums (CurCom) first developed A Code of Ethics for Curators in 1983 and revised the document in 1996. Recognizing that museums and museum work...
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11/18/15

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