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A Rare Beauty

The world’s largest butterfly is now also one of the most endangered, surviving only on a tiny plot of coastal rain forest in the Popendetta Valley of eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Archival Image Treasure Trove Goes Online

Some 7,000 archival photographs, rare book illustrations, drawings, notes, letters, and memorabilia that make up a vast visual record of the Museum's expeditions, exhibitions, research, and collections are now available in a new online database. 

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