SAVED BY SCIENCE press release (290k)
Large format photographs, taken with a vintage 1910
wood 4x5 view camera from the museum’s own Special Collections,
allow rare glimpses into the vast storage areas and their contents of
the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The photographs present the stored collections as
both an evolution of the collecting and storing process, and as an historical
and contemporary perspective on how we systematize and assign value
For more images click here.
This project was made possible through the
assistance of the Australia Council's Visual Arts and Craft Board, Greenwall
Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the permission of
the American Museum of Natural History.
©Justine Cooper 2004