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.
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The Five National Projects of the Linnaeus Tercentenary

Sweden is contributing a Linnaeus garden, designed by Ulf Nordfjell,to the Chelsea Flower Show, the most important gardening event in the world. The garden aims to convey Linnaeus´ sense of wonder and love of nature in a modern form.

Mattias Klum and Folke Rydén are making a series of documentary films inspired by Linnaeus in association with the tercentenary. The series will describe a desire to investigate the natural world - an adventure across seven continents.

The Linnaeus Schools Project is being developed to provide inspiration and good ideas for teachers throughout the school system, aimed at a multidisciplinary initiative in which science is placed into a wider perspective.

A touring exhibition will visit several museums throughout Sweden.

The commemorative book, A Passion for Systems, presents the sexual system of Carl Linnaeus that was introduced for the first time in 1735. The photographer Helene Schmitz illustrates the structure of the system with her unique images of the original 24 classes, and Nils Uddenberg narrates an inspiring account of the life and work of Linnaeus.

More information about each of these projects is available from the relevant pages on this portal.

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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Picture from the anniversary book.
© Phototgrapher Helene Schmitz
Folke Rydén och Mathias Klum