18 August 2021, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Natural history illustrations have helped communities worldwide to document biodiversity, track changes in our environment and keep records of species that may go extinct.
As part of the Inspiring Victoria acclimatise program for National Science Week, join us for an online discussion with experts in the field about the history of documenting nature through illustration.
We’ll explore how and why we record nature through illustrations, and spotlight the iconic yet unappreciated work of ornithological illustrator Elizabeth Gould whose work documented bird species around the world.
You’ll leave this event with a new respect for nature, and appreciation for this essential blend of art and science.
About the speakers
- Hayley Webster: Museums Victoria library manager and natural history rare books expert
- Melissa Ashley: author of The birdman’s wife
- Bernadette Drabsch: lecturer in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle
- Anna Welch: event moderator and Senior Librarian at State Library Victoria
This event is part of the Inspiring Victoria acclimatise program for National Science Week.