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black and white image of a woman working in the entomology collection, ca. 1890

Women of the Museum, 1860–1920: Behind-the-Screens at the Museum of Comparative Zoology

March 31, 2021

The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) celebrates Women’s History Month with the online exhibit Women of the Museum, 1860–1920: Behind-the-Screens at the Museum of Comparative Zoology which features extensive materials from the Ernst Mayr Library Special Collections and Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 

Through her careful research on the roles, lives, working...

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Nature as Artist, a virtual tour at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Nature as Artist, a virtual tour at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

March 15, 2021

Nature as Artist is a new virtual tour from the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH). It features objects and specimens from the three museum collections on display in the HMNH, including the MCZ. 

Nature has long inspired we humans to imagine and create art. Dancers, designers, musicians, painters, and sculptors—they are all found in the natural world. Take this virtual journey through the exhibit galleries of the Harvard Museum of...

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