Art and Memorabilia

Art Collection
Grevy's zebra, watercolor painting by Charles R. Knight, 1901. (AMNH image no. 7222)

Grevy's zebra, watercolor painting by Charles R. Knight, 1901. (AMNH image no. 7222)


The majority of the Museum’s fine art collection is administered by the Library. Many items from the Collection are on exhibit in the permanent halls but hundreds are in Library storage or out on loan.

Memorabilia

The Memorabilia Collection preserves many objects that help tell the story of the Museum’s history, including ephemeral components of exhibition, scientific and documentary equipment, as well as collections of personal artifacts, including those of Lincoln Ellsworth and Carl Akeley.