Watch our new video Art of India: Empire and the natural world. It marks the opening of the Images of Nature gallery's temporary exhibition of Indian artworks.
From a dodo painting inspired by the latest science to discovering the different trends in natural history illustration, you can explore our natural history art collection and expertise in these online videos.
All the videos, excluding the squid in ink, are shown at the kiosks in the Images of Nature gallery and you can see many of the featured artworks on your visit.
Contemporary Indian artist Sunoj D talks about the work he produced in response to the Museum's India collection, currently on display in Images of Nature.
Find out how artists and image makers have worked with scientists to describe and record the natural world since the 17th century.
Find out about wood-block printing and engraving with illustrator Chris Wormell, who was inspired by the work of the 19th-century artist Thomas Bewick.
Museum entomologist Chris Lyal explores the work of Mark Ines Russell and in particular his striking weevil art.
Printmaker Katrina van Grouw tells us about the art of metal-plate engraving and the illustrator Sydney Parkinson.
Artist and palaeontologist Dr Julian Hume gives us a modern interpretation of Roelandt Savery’s 17th-century iconic painting of the dodo.
Discover how the image and reconstruction of the classic dodo body shape has changed through scientific research with dodo expert Dr Julian Pender Hume.
Find out about the flora and fauna of Mauritius and why so many creatures like the dodo became extinct when humans arrived there.
Watch artist Alice Shirley create a life-size illustration of well-known Museum specimen, Archie the giant squid, using fresh squid ink.
Fly through a hammerhead shark’s nostril to investigate water flow in this micro-CT scan of a 3D model of a shark’s head.
Discover how natural history art and imaging techniques have developed since the 17th century and explore selected Museum artworks.
Enjoy 200 years of beautiful Indian natural history art from the Museum's vast collection in our new book, The Art of India.