Make sure to visit the Mary Evans Picture Library table today at fotofringe London and view a selection of images from the Natural History Museum. They have just announced their representation agreement with the Natural History Museum, Britain’s magnificent repository of more than 70 million plant, animal, insect, fossil and geological specimens, assembled over 300 years of exploration and discovery.
Mary Evans will be making available the widest selection to date from the institution’s world-class collections, offering over 14,000 images drawn from the museum’s wealth of specimens, archival resources, artwork and photography. Among the wide range of subjects covering natural history, environment and conservation are previously unseen images including the newly scanned and cleaned images from John James Audubon’s, “Birds of America,” as well as fascinating photographs documenting the museum’s long and auspicious history.
‘We tend to think of history as the history of people, places and events,’ says Tom Gillmor, Head of Content at Mary Evans, ‘but it is also the history of the natural world. The addition of the Natural History Museum to our existing collections means we can now offer a myriad of images from excavations to extinct species to exquisite botanical drawings, not forgetting, of course, dinosaurs! We are delighted to be partnering up with such a prestigious institution and adding another dimension to the way in which our library documents the past.’
View a selection of the images here