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Art & Memorabilia


The Museum Library holds and cares for the Museum’s fine art collection, images of which are found on this site including portraits, maritime scenes, still lifes, and many more examples and genres of painting, drawings, sculpture and other media. The Memorabilia Collection preserves many objects that help tell the story of the Museum’s history, including ephemeral components of exhibition, scientific and documentary equipment, as well as collections of personal artifacts, including those of Lincoln Ellsworth and Carl Akeley. Items such as the lead car flag from the Museum’s Third Asiatic Expedition in 1925 to the Gobi Desert, delicate and fragile from its long-ago and historic journey can be viewed in this collection of images.

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