ORANGE F.O.O.D WEEK
Exhibition Opening – Capturing Nature
Join us at Orange Regional Museum to celebrate the opening of Capturing Nature: Early photography at the Australian Museum 1857–1893. 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.
A touring exhibition created by the Australian Museum, showing at Orange Regional Museum until 19 July 2020.
Image: Sperm Whale flipper, Megaptera longimana. Photo © Australian Museum.