Biocultural Collections

In addition to 6.7 million dried plant specimens in the herbarium at the Missouri Botanical Garden, there is a growing number of plant-related artifacts in our Biocultural Collections.

Many come from curators, trustees, member and the general public, who travel the world and bring back interesting and important cultural objects made from plants. Some are practical household tools, some are art objects made only for enjoyment, and others are archaeological artifacts or antiques.

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Contact Information

Biocultural Collections
William L. Brown Center

Jan Salick, PhD
Senior Curator
Phone: (314) 577-5165
Jessica Griffard
Collections Manager
Phone: (314) 577-5100 ext. 6121