Animal-Vegetable-Mineral: Natural History Illustration from the John Crerar Collection

Animal Vegetable Mineral

Exhibition curated by Kim Coventry, Exhibitions and Conservation Coordinator, and Daniel Meyer, Assistant Director of Special Collections Research Center.

The art and beauty of illustrated natural history books is celebrated in this exhibition. Drawn exclusively from the John Crerar Collection of Rare Books in the History of Science and Medicine, the exhibition features more than 80 illustrated works from the 15th through the 20th centuries. The collection exemplifies the development of natural history illustration and the role of the image in disseminating knowledge of the natural sciences.

Exhibit Publications & Documents

Online Exhibit Catalog
Checklist w/ intro (3 fold single sheet)