Art of natural history

From sketches and scientific line drawings to anatomical, zoological and botanical arts, the Library's art collection is the largest of its kind in the world. 

Explore our collections below, or visit the Picture Library to search for artworks. You can search by Picture Library Reference (PLR), keyword or media.

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Women Aritsts temporary exhibition
Images of Nature

Marvel at some of the most beautiful, historic artworks and modern images of nature held by the Museum.

Lodran meteorite microscope image
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Search over 50,000 images online.