To coincide with the current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Making Nature: How We See Animals’, we have collated a display of animal themed books in Aldgate Library.
It includes books on artists and illustrators who depict animals or use them some way in their artwork, such as Picasso or Polly Morgan, to wildlife law and art theory . Or how about some zoo architecture or carousel animals?
As March is biodiversity month at London Met, we have extended the theme and also have a display of ‘nature’ books.
Other animal/nature exhibitions on include
Wildlife Photographer of The Year at the Natural History Museum
Josef Frank at the Fashion and Textile Museum
Or how about a trip to the Grant Museum of Zoology, where you can join in some ‘Dead, Life Drawing’ on March the 16th?!
If you are looking for more animal themed books or images, the Zoological Society of London also has a dedicated library which contains a unique collection of journals and books on zoology and animal conservation, as well as housing the zsl archives, drawing and print collection and image collection. It is open for all to use as reference only, you just need to register on your first visit.
Or how about the Natural History Museum library, which ‘maintains the world’s finest collection of natural history literature, artwork and manuscripts’? Again it is accessible to all, but check their web pages on the conditions of visiting.
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