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NOTICE - CLOSED TO PUBLIC - As part of measures taken by the federal authorities to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques of the city of Geneva are closed to the public until further notice. View the order
 
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Fred STAUFFER
Exhibition curator
Curator of the Geneva herbarium
Tel. (+41) 22 418 51 78

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Download two unique sheets in high resolution:
- Sheet 1
- Sheet 2
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These pictures can be used free of rights by members of the press for all articles or press releases in relations to the Carl von Martius exhibition.
Any other use is prohibited without preliminary written consent from the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva.
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Radio Lac, 05.02.2020, Tadeusz Roth. Interview with Fred Stauffer, exhibition curator
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Léman Bleu - Cult.ge, 20.02.2020. L'actu - Carl von Martius' exhibition at the CJBG library
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Tribune de Genève, 11.02.2020, Xavier Lafargue. L'Amazonie éclot au Jardin botanique (in French)
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Welcome → Programme → Exhibitions and EventsCarl von Martius:
discovering tropical biodiversity
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Carl von Martius:
discovering tropical biodiversity


Between 1817 and 1820, Bavarian botanist, Carl von Martius, sets off to discover Brazil, thus becoming the first naturalist to describe the important plant diversity of the Amazon forest.
During his expedition, Martius collected some 6000 plants which, upon his return to Europe, were then described and illustrated in the most beautiful scientific volumes of that time.
This exhibition retraces the legendary journey of this explorer and highlights his passion for the most emblematic family of the tropical plants: the palm trees. It also reveals the scientific links that Martius maintained with some of the 19th century most renowned botanists in Geneva.
Beautiful sheets are displayed, as well as original corresponences belonging to the extremly rich CJBG's Library collection.

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CJBG's Library

Date:

Until December 24, 2020

Time:

Please refer to the Library's opening hours below:

Monday: 13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 16:30



Guided tours:

Tuesdays: May 19th and November 10th at 12:30.
With Fred Stauffer, curator of the exhibition and Vincent Goldschmid, manager of the greenhouses.