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This online exhibit is based on the book Natural Histories: Opulent Oceans: Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library by Melanie L.J. Stiassny, the Axelrod Research Curator, Department of Ichthyology in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. This third volume in the Natural Histories series highlights a selection of the magnificent oceanographic art works in the Museum Library’s renowned Rare Book Collection.
Coinciding with Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters, an AMNH exhibition - on view from November 15, 2014 through August 9, 2015 - this exhibit highlights some of the photographs and artwork held by the Library's Special Collections that document and illustrate the images, consequences, and aftermath of natural forces.
This online exhibit, based on the book, Natural Histories : Extraordinary Birds, Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, by Paul Sweet, Collections Manager of the Ornithology Department in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, is a selection of the magnificent artwork held by the Museum's renowned Rare Book Collection in the field of Ornithology.
For the first time, Natural Histories allows readers a privileged glimpse of seldom-seen, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. Forty essays from the museum's top experts in a variety of natural science disciplines, from anthropology to zoology, enhance and discuss each rare work's unique qualities and scientific contribution.
This online exhibit, a small sampling from the almost 1000 images in the Picturing the Museum collection, part of the Library’s larger Photographic Collection, may be explored by selecting the topic menu to the right: Dioramas, Exhibition, Exhibition Preparation, and Education.
Nature, Knowledge and the Knower: James L. Clark Archives and the Creation of Habitat Dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History, is a web project created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree in Critical Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia, October 28, 2011 to January 14, 2012.