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  • Thank you all for your help! These resources and tips will be really useful. The hemp plant was actually dropped off end of last year and I wasn't involved in the interaction, so I'm still learning a little bit about the details. Here's what I've managed ...

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    RE: Displaying hemp plant with other artifacts

    Chelsea, Dried plant parts are generally pretty resilient to the elements, but as Olga said you will want to ensure the temperature and humidity in the display area are controlled (humidity is going to be the big one here). As the specimen takes on more ...

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    RE: Displaying hemp plant with other artifacts

    Dear Chelsea, Also be sure to check out the C2C Care webinar on herbaria and their care - it should be very helpful for your situation. An Introduction to Herbaria and Herbarium Practices https://www.connectingtocollections.org/herbaria/ ...

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    RE: Displaying hemp plant with other artifacts

    We treat our collection of dried specimens following a protocol adapted from the NYBG's Herbarium where more than seven million specimens are stored. In the Library we have a small collection of non-scientific herbaria. The preservation needs for ...

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    RE: Displaying hemp plant with other artifacts

    Hi Chelsea, I reached out to some conservators with more experience with natural science specimens. I received a thoughtful response from objects conservator Rachael Perkins Arenstein:  "As a conservator who treats natural science specimens I find ...

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