Photographer Levon Biss has produced a series of astonishing and complex portraits revealing the true structure and beauty of insects.
Microsculpture presents the insect collection of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in an exhibition of prints which measure up to 3 meters across. Beautifully-lit, high magnification portraits captured in large format and high-resolution detail.
Drawing techniques for publication - A very useful paper on drawing insects by Stanley Bowestead and Thomas M. Eccles from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The full text can be downloaded here (pdf)
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford. The museum is small comparing to the Natural History Museum of London, big when compared to the Grant Museum of Zoology, which is what remained of the University of Zoology in London. The museum was not that exciting, there were big bones, small ones, stuffed animals, insect curations, minerals, etc. What was different was the anthropology section (last photo), which resembled the British Museum, things from all around the world were displayed neatly across the very compact space.
Photo spam! Some bones in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History; I visited it last Thursday with @prettydeadstuff, @bonemonger and @sittaeuropaea and had a wonderful time there. The museum was very peaceful and there was plenty of specimens to see (and touch!) around us. Another museum checked off my list!
We’ve booked in our first visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History next week, which we’re epically excited about. But we’ll face the facts now, and just gonna say it aloud - we’re possibly more excited about catching some rare Pokémon outside of London. Anyone in Oxford: set a Lure, DM us and we’ll be there ⚡️