Ruth StiffRuth L. A. Stiff is the curator of international exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London). Since 1986, she has organized exhibitions throughout North America and Europe at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library and the California Academy of Sciences. A member of the Mona Bismarck American Center’s Board of Trustees since 2007, she also served as their curator of exhibitions from 2010 to 2012.

Ms. Stiff is a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. She holds a Master of Arts from Dartmouth College.