March 26, 2014
Join Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of the Museum's Library to hear how he conceived of and edited the first book about the Library's Rare Book Collection. Natural Histories, Extraordinary Selections from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection is in its fourth printing and has already inspired a Museum exhibit Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library. Tom will share images from these lavishly illustrated volumes and tell some of the stories behind their creation. Tom will have several of these important scientific works on hand to allow attendees a close up look at the works featured in the book and the exhibit.
Learn more about the exhibition in a video.
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April 28, 2014
Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections, featuring many images never before seen outside the Library.
May 4, 2014
Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of the Museum's Library, recounts the tale of the Borden Alaska Expedition of 1913, led by Museum scientist and Explorer, Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the sleek new schooner The Adventuress.