I are pleased to announce that our former summer intern and volunteer Chris Baker, has been selected as the next Curator of the bonsai collection at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Chris is assuming the position after the retirement of longtime curator, Ivan Waters.
In addition to his time working at the National Collection, Chris spent 1 year apprenticing with Mr. Tohru Suzuki at Daijuen in Okazaki, Japan.
Chris has been a huge asset to us, both he and his contributions to the Museum will be missed. Chris assumes the position April 21st and will be returning to DC in May to take part in our annual PBA Bonsai Festival in his new role.