02-05-2014

The Klorane Institute partners up with the great herbarium in Paris for its restoration

The Klorane Institute has joined forces with the Paris Natural History Museum's great herbarium for its restoration.

The Paris Natural History Museum's great herbarium is an enormous treasure trove of 11 million plant specimens, a testimony to the grand plant epic being played out across the world.

In the framework of an ambitious project to renovate this treasure trove, the Klorane Institute financially supported a web documentary project that traces the stages of restoration, digitalisation, classification and study of these herbarium specimens: 40 episodes including photos and videos, each lasting between 4 and 5 minutes.

 

These short human and personal stories are told as opportunities for each of us to understand what these botanical collections are and take a different look at botany – an ancient but incredibly dynamic science.

 

Today, 4 years after this long and meticulous renovation project, the Paris Herbarium has become one of the first virtual herbaria in the world.

Find out more about the virtual herbarium