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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


The Hunt Institute is pleased to be affiliated with the following organizations and projects as an institutional member, partner or collaborator.

American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA)

ASBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of contemporary botanical art, to honoring its traditions and to furthering its development.

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), also known as the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, is a not for profit scientific and educational association that is affiliated with the International Union of Biological Sciences. TDWG was formed to establish international collaboration among biological database projects. TDWG promoted the wider and more effective dissemination of information about the World's heritage of biological organisms for the benefit of the world at large. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) now focuses on the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data.

Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

CCAHA has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit conservation centers in the country. Its wide array of services, sophisticated treatment facilities, innovative approaches and highly trained and experienced staff have earned it a prominent and respected place in the conservation field. Its mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage.

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL)

CBHL is an international organization of individuals, institutions, booksellers and publishers who believe in the critical importance of collecting, preserving and making accessible the accumulated knowledge about plants for present and future generations. CBHL provides an organizational framework and an active forum for institutions and individuals concerned with fostering the advancement of botanical and horticultural libraries, information and information services.

Flora of North America Association (FNAA)

FNAA is a binational collaboration of over 30 U.S. and Canadian institutions and organizations. This collaborative endeavor was initiated by the Hunt Institute and the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1982. The Flora of North America presents for the first time, in one published reference source, information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico. The Flora will appear in 30 volumes and will be available in print and on the Web. The Hunt Institute is home to one of several FNA editorial centers and processes treatments of vascular plants for various volumes. The Institute's emeritus director, Robert Kiger, is lead editor at the center, as well as bibliographic and taxon editor for the project.

International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)

IAPT is dedicated to organismal biodiversity, the extent, recognition, organisation, evolution and naming of plants and fungi, both living and fossil. It was founded in 1950 to carry out projects of interest and concern to systematic botanists which require or profit from international cooperation. IAPT is responsible for the establishment and functioning of inter-Congress nomenclature committees and for the organization and execution of the nomenclature sessions at each International Botanical Congress. It maintains the International Bureau for Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature and engages in a wide range of activities consistent with its focus.

Linnaeus Link Project

The Linnaeus Link Project is an international collaboration among libraries with significant holdings of Linnaean material. Its primary activity is Linnaeus Link, a comprehensive, online Union Catalogue of Linnaean publications, facilitating research for scholars worldwide. Linnaeus Link is funded, maintained and coordinated by the Linnean Society of London. Hunt Institute has been a partner in Linnaeus Link since the project's beginnings in 1999.

[John Hope (1725–1786) speaking with his gardener, probably Malcolm McCoig (?–1789), at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Leith Walk], etching by John Kay (1742–1826), 1786, 11 × 8 cm, after his drawing, which was republished in Hugh Paton, A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the Late John Kay, with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes (Edinburgh, Carver and Gilder, 1838, vol. 2, pt. 2, p. 415), HI Archives portrait no. 1.