Conversazione 2018: Official Unveiling of “Herbie”

Date:
Venue:
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: events@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

SPECIAL EVENT 16:00-19:00 Thursday 5 July 2018

Herbie
Image © Linnean Society of London.

Conversazione 2016 celebrated the retirement of Professor Gren Lucas as Treasurer after 20 years of service. To mark the occasion, the Linnean Society commissioned the conservation of the Herbarium Cabinet of Carl Linnaeus.

Affectionately known as “Herbie”, it is one of the three original cabinets designed by Linnaeus himself and built to house his Herbarium. Fully conserved, it is now on display at the Linnean Society’s mezzanine along with some interpretation materials.

The Linnean Society is very grateful to all the donors who have made it possible, helping us raise more than £4,400 and the donation page is still open for those who would like to contribute. We invite you to join us on this official unveiling. 

The celebration will  commence with tea and cakes in the Library, followed by a presentation by our Curator of Artefacts Glenn Benson FLS in the Meeting Room. Then participants will enjoy a wine and canapé reception back in the Library


This meeting is now open to general public, registration for this event is essential.

Please inform us of your dietary requirements when booking.

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