1. On April 28, New York-based artists Alexis Rockman and Mark Dion will share how the Museum’s Library collections have influenced their work. Library Director Tom Baione hosts the event to mark the launch of a new online database of digital images from the Museum Library’s collections.

Browse the rich collection of digitized archives and find what inspires you!

Image credits (from top left, clockwise)
-Bear (Mark Dion):Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York-Rice, H. S. and Dutcher, Irving, “Children viewing Polar Bear Group, 1927.”-Forest floor (Alexis Rockman):Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York-Rota, Alex J., “Installing models for the Forest Floor exhibit, 1958.”

    On April 28, New York-based artists Alexis Rockman and Mark Dion will share how the Museum’s Library collections have influenced their work. Library Director Tom Baione hosts the event to mark the launch of a new online database of digital images from the Museum Library’s collections.

    Browse the rich collection of digitized archives and find what inspires you!

    Image credits (from top left, clockwise)

    -Bear (Mark Dion):
    Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
    -Rice, H. S. and Dutcher, Irving, “Children viewing Polar Bear Group, 1927.”
    -Forest floor (Alexis Rockman):
    Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York
    -Rota, Alex J., “Installing models for the Forest Floor exhibit, 1958.”

  2. From the Archives: Museum photographer Thane L. Biewert photographs a colleague photographing Tyrannosaurus rex. (1937) 
Barnum Brown, known as the greatest dinosaur collector of all time, discovered and excavated this specimen starting in 1902. Learn about Brown’s extraordinary career.
Browse more images from the archives.AMNH/315293

    From the Archives: Museum photographer Thane L. Biewert photographs a colleague photographing Tyrannosaurus rex. (1937)

    Barnum Brown, known as the greatest dinosaur collector of all time, discovered and excavated this specimen starting in 1902. 
    Learn about Brown’s extraordinary career.

    Browse more images from the archives.
    AMNH/315293

  3. From the Archives: Hummingbird vs. Giant Elephant Bird
A Museum preparator works on an exhibit that compares the bone of a giant elephant bird with a tiny hummingbird skeleton. (1948)
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    From the Archives: Hummingbird vs. Giant Elephant Bird

    A Museum preparator works on an exhibit that compares the bone of a giant elephant bird with a tiny hummingbird skeleton. (1948)

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  4. From the archives: Charles Lang and Otto Faulkenbach working on a Triceratops model, 1938
Explore the Museum’s digital archives here. 
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    From the archives: Charles Lang and Otto Faulkenbach working on a Triceratops model, 1938

    Explore the Museum’s digital archives here

    AMNH Library/315711

  5. “Drawing of proposed African Hall, 1925”
For more images from the archives, browse the Picturing the Museum collection.
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    “Drawing of proposed African Hall, 1925”

    For more images from the archives, browse the Picturing the Museum collection.

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  6. From the archives: preparing an exhibit for the Hall of Biology of Man, 1961See all the images from the Picturing the Museum collection here.AMNH Library/327771

    From the archives: preparing an exhibit for the Hall of Biology of Man, 1961

    See all the images from the Picturing the Museum collection here.

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  7. In today’s peek into the archives, Raymond Potter mounts a Bird of Paradise (1945).Learn more about the bird habitat dioramas and the history of ornithology at the Museum in a new video series.AMNH Library/298479

    In today’s peek into the archives, Raymond Potter mounts a Bird of Paradise (1945).

    Learn more about the bird habitat dioramas and the history of ornithology at the Museum in a new video series.

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  8. Here’s Tuesday’s peek into the archives:
A mold for casting a clay model of Titanotherium, 1914
See the original here.

    Here’s Tuesday’s peek into the archives:

    A mold for casting a clay model of Titanotherium, 1914

    See the original here.

  9. From the Archives: Kids visit Cold Hands, Cold Feet, a temporary exhibition on view in 1956 that told the “story of how man has managed to keep his extremities warm in winter.”
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    From the Archives: Kids visit Cold Hands, Cold Feet, a temporary exhibition on view in 1956 that told the “story of how man has managed to keep his extremities warm in winter.”

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  10. In today’s peek into the archives, Dwight Franklin models a bullfrog (1911).
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    In today’s peek into the archives, Dwight Franklin models a bullfrog (1911).

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