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
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Linnaeus in Second Life

Celebrate Linnaeus in Second Life
In his three-hundredth anniversary year, Carl Linnaeus is branching out — into a
virtual world.

On Friday, November 2, at 4-5pm Stockholm time (8am Second Life time), the
Swedish Institute is inaugurating a new permanent exhibit about the famed Swedish
scientist at the Second House of Sweden, Sweden's virtual embassy in Second Life.
To kick off the exhibit in style, we're planning a range of activities.

About the exhibit:
The exhibit consists of the Linnaeus Room inside the Second House of Sweden, and
the Linnaeus Garden, on the archipelago. You can teleport between them.
· In the room, watch Herbarium Amoris, a photographic tribute to Linnaeus by Swedish photographer Edvard Koinberg. (
· Pick up a free PDF book about Linnaeus, available in nine languages (a L$2600 value, USD$10)
· Discuss the scientific question of the week posed on the website.
· In the garden, enjoy the typical Swedish flowers, each one hyperlinked to more information.
There are special events planned on November 2, 2007:
· Inauguration - Linnaeus garden, 4pm: Director of the Swedish Institute Olle Wästberg opens the exhibit. Anders Backlund of the Biomedical Centre at Uppsala University — Linnaeus's alma mater — discusses the relevance of Linnaeus today.

· Costume contest 4-5pm: Come dressed in your finest 18th-century costumes to be eligible for prizes. Best costume wins $L20,000, second and third prizes are $L15,000 and $L10,000, respectively. Winners will be announced at 5pm in the Linnaeus Room.

· Film documentary - all weekend: In the auditorium, watch "Expedition Linnaeus", a full-length documentary on Linnaeus by the noted Swedish photographer Mattias Klum. The movie will be looped continuously for the duration of the weekend, so you can discuss it with others as you watch it.
· Film viewings are courtesy of Sandrew Metronome. (Swedish with English subtitles.)

· The Linnaeus plant-building competition, 2-9 November: If you're a Second Life builder, submit your plant to the garden - the best plants win prizes: First prize L$50,000, second and third prizes L$30,000 and $L20,000. (Full contest rules available at the garden.) Winners announced after the contest ends on November 9.

See you there!

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.
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