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February 11, 2011
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Hot off the press! A new book published by the Natural History Museum, written by the Library's Special Collections Curator Judith Magee.

 

It focuses on the Library's amazing Reeves artwork collection and coincides with the launch of the Museum's Images of Nature gallery which opened in January 2011.

 

This book can be purchased now from the Museum Bookshop or ordered online.

 

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The Winter edition of Evolve is out now and is full of interesting articles.

 

In this edition there are two articles that involve the Library collections. Elin Simonsson talks about Edward Adrian Wilson and the travelling South Pole exhibition that arrives at the NHM in 2012. A number of items from the Library collections feature in this.

 

Karolyn Shindler continues her series of articles looking at the life of Richard Owen, this time his marriage to Caroline Clift.

 

Members of the Museum recieve Evolve as part of their membership. Non-members can buy copies in the NHM shop or subscribe online.

 

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Free access to art ejournals until 28th Feb!!


Historians and artists as well as scientists make use of our wonderful collections of artwork. The library artworks collections are rich and varied as highlighted in the new museum gallery - Images of Nature.

 

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These beautiful illustrations help to uncover the story of how the natural world was depicted over centuries of scientific investigation. Before the camera artists, such as Sydney Parkinson - a young man who travelled alongside Captain Cook on the first voyage to Australia in 1768, would board ships with bags filled with artists materials in order to document and bring to life these astonishing new lands, animals, plants and peoples for the first time.

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Routledge is making its entire collection of art ejournals freely available for a limited time on Informaworld. There are some excellent articles about natural history art available. Read on and discover more about this fasinating area of research.

 

Here are some pieces to start you off -

 

Nature prints, 18th Century botanical drawings, Art and Science, Landscape history

 

The full list of titles can be accessed here.