Faces and Places of Botanists

Nation, Region, Province
Italy, Veneto, Padua
Open to all
Botany, Photography

Sala storica della Biblioteca dell'Orto botanico di Padova

In the photo, the exhibition venue: Historical Hall of the Library of the Botanical Garden of Padua in 1978, from the Phaidra collection “Botanical Garden of Padua: 1961-1980”.

The show comes to life through the portraits of botanists and their adventurous history looking for plants in faraway countries in Asia and the former Italian colonies in Africa. These stories are documented by photographs and books that through their images take us to evocative and fascinating places.



Events related to the exhibition

On 6 March 2008, Sara Filippin of the Department of Linguistics, Communications and Entertainment held a seminar in the Library entitled: Photography and Popular Science between the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Film about the exhibition