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Event details of CROSS-POLLINATIONS // Public seminar 1. The petunia collection as living heritage
3 April 2023
17:00 -19:00
BG 3


  • 17:00 – 17:45 Ronald Koes: “Petunia: From cross-pollinations in times of Napoleon to garden centers and genetics labs of today”  
  • 17:45 – 18:30 Tamara van Kessel: "The Petunia collection: botanical heritage, genetics and global culture"
  • 18:30 – 19.00 Q&A 


Ronald Koes

Ronald Koes is a professor in Plant Genetics at University of Amsterdam. His research aims to unveil how genes govern the development and coloration of flowers and how modifications of these genes (mutations) during evolution and breeding produced the enormous diversity of flower shapes and colors that is found today .

Tamara van Kessel

Tamara van Kessel

Dr. Tamara van Kessel is programme coordinator of the international dual master’s Heritage and Memory Studies (UvA) and lecturer within this programme, as well as co-developer of the new bachelor’s Global Arts, Culture and Politics (UvA). Her own specialisation lies in (the history of) international cultural relations, including heritage diplomacy.

What you need to know

  • What? Public Seminar 1: The Petunia Collection
  • When? April 3 2023, 17:00-19:00
  • Where? VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9
  • Costs? Free!
BG 3

Binnengasthuisstraat 9
1012 ZA Amsterdam