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Morris Arboretum Launches Collection Connection Powered by Web-VQF

April 18, 2017
Morris Collection Connection

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has launched its Collection Connection website, part of its Awakening the Senses Initiative to develop a series of online and onsite interactive guides and resources is available to enrich the Arboretum visitor experience.

You can reach the Collection Connection page here.

Paul Meyer, Arboretum Director stated:

"As a former curator, perhaps my favorite tool is the "Collection Connection." This tool gives access to the Arboretum's plant accession records and electronic mapping system. For example, visitors who want to learn more about the Metasequoia (dawn redwood) can search with either the botanical or common name. A list of accessions will come up, along with a map showing where each accession is located. Photos are also posted that show botanical details or what the species looks like throughout different seasons.

Those with broader interests can search, for example, Acer (maple) and see what species are represented by the Arboretum's 160 accessions, and where they can be found. This will be useful not only to casual visitors, but also to staff, volunteers, and researchers. This is the first time our plant collections database is so widely and easily accessible."

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