State Library Victoria
Natural history illustrations have helped communities worldwide to document biodiversity, track changes in our environment and keep records of species that may go extinct.
As part of the Inspiring Victoria acclimatise program for National Science Week, join us for an online discussion with experts in the field about the history of documenting nature through illustration.
We’ll explore how and why we record nature through illustrations, and spotlight the iconic yet unappreciated work of ornithological illustrator Elizabeth Gould whose work documented bird species around the world.
You’ll leave this event with a new respect for nature, and appreciation for this essential blend of art and science.
About the speakers
Hayley Webster: Museums Victoria library manager and natural history rare books expert
Melissa Ashley: author of The birdman’s wife
Bernadette Drabsch: lecturer in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle
This event is part of the Inspiring Victoria acclimatise program for National Science Week.
This event will be held via Zoom, Wednesday 18 August at 6.00pm.