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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


In memoriam: Luis Torner Pannocchia (ca.1949–2023)

28 August 2023

The Institute is deeply saddened to report the loss of Luis Torner Pannocchia, honorary curator of art since 1981 when we acquired the Torner Collection of Sessé and Mociño Biological Illustrations from him and his brother Jaime.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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