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  The Plant Hunters



June 12–August 30, 2009
Maximus Art Gallery


Breadfruit engraving from Cook's Voyage Round the
World Volume II
, 1768-1770

Learn about the history of plants whose discovery and cultivation changed the economic fortunes of Europe. In a time when intrepid plant hunters traveled to inhospitable climates risking piracy and shipwreck to collect exotic seeds and specimens, new and valuable plants could mean profits for a rapidly expanding empire. Exhibition entrance included with Museum general admission.




 

 

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