Capturing Nature: Early photography at the Australian Museum 1857–1893

14 May 2021 - 22 Aug 2021

Sperm Whale flipper, Megaptera longimana. Photo © Australian Museum.

In Capturing Nature, we travel back to a time when photography was revolutionising science, art and society. These never-before-seen images dating from 1857 to 1893 have been printed from the Australian Museum’s collection of glass plate negatives and are some of Australia’s earliest natural history photographs. Sitting at the nexus of science and art, they tell both the story of pioneering research as well as the advent of photography in the young colony less than 20 years after the birth of photography in Europe.

Image credit: Sperm Whale flipper, Megaptera longimana. Photo © Australian Museum. 


  • Friday, 14 May 2021 - Sunday, 22 August 2021


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