A New Leaf: Reimagining Henry Shaw’s Museum

59 minutes
Directed by:
Paul Schankman

With a post-film Q&A with director Schankman.

After more than a century of decline, Henry Shaws museum is once again open to the public at the Missouri Botanical Garden (MoBOT) following a multi-million-dollar restoration. A New Leaf: Reimagining Henry Shaws Museum chronicles the painstaking effort to bring Shaws museum back to its original glory  a process that led to the discovery of treasures no one knew existed. In telling the story of the museums restoration, the film also explores the history of MoBOT, showing how it evolved into one of the finest botanical gardens in the world.