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POSTPONED: VIRTUAL EVENT: Curator's Choice: Trees!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Registration is requested
Free and open to the public


Today's Curator's Choice event with John Buchtel has been postponed. Our attention is focused on the racial justice issues facing Boston and our country.

We are working hard to reschedule this program and will keep you informed once we have a date.

We welcome your correspondence. Please call us at (617) 720-7604 or email

Postponed: Virtual Event: Curator's Choice: Trees!

with John Buchtel

Turn the leaves (virtually, of course!) of a selection of books from Special Collections that celebrate the natural beauty of trees and wood with Curator of Rare Books & Head of Special Collections Dr. John Buchtel. From a 1770 study of the cellular structure of wood, to photogravures of the great trees of Africa, to a contemporary artist's book whose depictions of different wood grains are printed from actual specimens of each species under examination, the Athenæum's collections are full of dendrological delectations.
This event is part of ​our four-part series, "Curator's Choice." Join an Athenæum curator for a casual conversation about their current projects and the special collections items that inspire them, spark their curiousity, and generate discussion.
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