The logo of the tercentenary is based on a picture that was painted by the leading botanical artist of his day, Georg Dilnys Ehret. The painting illustrates Class 10 of the sexual system.
The Linnaeus Celebration
Carl Linnaeus
Science & Research
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Get to know Carl Linnaeus

Linnaeus was a man of many facets. His life, his personality, and his many activities will be illuminated and celebrated during 2007 throughout Sweden. Come and visit the many exhibitions about Linnaeus, from Malmö in the south to Jokkmokk in the north, from Göteborg in the west toGotlandin the east. You can see and experience 18th centurySwedenand meet the young Linnaeus as he grew up in Småland, follow his journeys throughout Sweden and his pathway to scientific eminence, and you can learn about his scientific discoveries. The exhibitions will also take you on long expeditions throughout the world together with Linnaeus' apostles. Many of the exhibitions are accompanied by programmes of activities where you can take part in rambles, botanical excursions, and lectures.

This web page will show the progress of the work and will provide information about the exhibitions that are planned and being built throughout the country. Links to the various bodies that are currently planning exhibitions about Carl Linnaeus are given below. Information about the Linnaeus Sites - the homes where Linnaeus lived - is not available here, but under the heading The Linnaeus Sites.

More comprehensive information:
Carina Bergqvist
Coordinator for the National Subcommittee, Exhibitions

All information on this web site is from the Linnaeus Tercentenary year of 2007 and has not been updated since. If using texts from this web site, please refer to Linnaeus2007 as the source.
Use of pictures from sit web site is not allowed.

Delphinium grandiflorum L.

The drawing is taken from the Linnaeus herbarium at The Swedish Museum of Natural History. Further herbariums can be found at this webpage