In pictures: early scientific photography at the Australian Museum
These images are incredible.
A NEW exhibition at the Australian Museum explores the archival collection of glass plate negatives of scientific discoveries made by scientists between the 1850s and 1890s. Capturing Nature will showcase the work of Australian Museum curator Gerard Kreft and taxidermist Henry Barnes, including photographs of emus, dolphins and even a gigantic sunfish.
Capturing Nature. Early photography at the Australian Museum 1857 – 1893 starts on the 16 February – 21 July 2019 and is free to enter after purchasing general admission.
The book Capturing Nature: Early scientific photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893 by Vanessa Finney (NewSouth, $49.99) is available now.