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In Southeast Asia there exists a flower so exotic and strange it has captured the attention of scientists, artists and Read more
Bromelia anticantha Bertol. Cultivated in São Paulo. Procured from Minas Gerais. Margaret Mee, 1964. Permission for reproduction received from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Rare Book Collection, Washington, D.C., Online Exhibits, Highlights from the Collections, Margaret Mee, The Paintings.
Margaret Mee, née Brown (1909-1988), was a British contemporary artist considered to be one of the most remarkable women of Read more
Wang Hao-t’ing (using the Chinese naming order with family name first) was a Chinese artist who was commissioned to accompany Read more
Matthew Henson A member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole, Matthew Alexander Henson was an experienced member Read more
John Tyley, watercolor on paper of [Fruit], ca. 1802 John Tyley worked as a botanical illustrator at the historic St. Read more
Illustration of a Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) and a False Coral Snake (Anilius scytale) (1701–1705) by Maria Sibylla Merian, watercolor Read more

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The Scott sisters were the finest natural history painters in colonial New South Wales (NSW), Australia. In the 1850’s they Read more
In 1863 taxidermist Jane Tost (c.1817-1889) was the first woman to be professionally employed by the Australian Museum, and later Read more

 

Preparation of a Queensland groper by Ethel King 1926. Photographer George C. Clutton. Australian Museum Archives AMS351_V09193. Reproduction Rights Australian Museum
Preparation of a Queensland groper by Ethel King 1926. In the 1920’s a group of women artists, working mostly on Read more
Mina Hubbard: The Woman Who Mapped Labrador
In an epic story of love, trials, and vindication at the dawn of the 20th century, the farm-raised daughter of Read more
Matthew Henson A member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole, Matthew Alexander Henson was an experienced member Read more
U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705
Amanda Almira Newton was a prolific illustrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) who specialized in drawing watercolors of Read more
Alice Eastwood collecting plant specimens in the field, while holding her wooden plant press Childhood/Alice in Wonderland Alice Eastwood was Read more
Born Elizabeth Gertrude Knight in New York City on January 9, 1857, she was the first of five daughters of Read more

Wang Hao-t’ing (using the Chinese naming order with family name first) was a Chinese artist who was commissioned to accompany Read more
K. Janaki Ammal was born in Kerala, India on November 4th, 1897. One of the first women in the U.S. Read more
Joyce Allan at work, Australian Museum circa 1930. Australian Museum Archives AMS502. Reproduction Rights Australian Museum.
Illustrator, conchologist (i.e., one who studies mollusk shells) and museum curator Joyce K. Allan (1896-1966) was the first woman to Read more
Margery Carlson (1892-1985) Botany Research Associate shown [outdoors] with some of the packs of [plant] specimens she collected on expedition. © The Field Museum, B80585.
  “Every collector hopes that he will be able to bring home some species unknown to science, never before described Read more
Yvette Borup Andrews with squirrel, China, September 20, 1916,” Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed July 10, 2018, http-::lbry-web-007.amnh.org:digital:items:show:74486.
In 1891, Yvette Borup was born to Mary Brandreth and Col. Henry Borup in Paris, France¹. Though both parents were Read more
Libbie Hyman
Libbie Hyman was one of the most influential vertebrate and invertebrate zoologists of all time.  She single-handedly wrote and illustrated an Read more
Helen Gunsaulus (1886-1954) in chair. © The Field Museum, CSA50228_detail.
Helen Cowen Gunsaulus earned her Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) at the University of Chicago in 1908. She went on to Read more
Olive Muriel Pink would spent a decade conducting research on the eastern Arrernte of Alice Springs and the Warlpiri of Read more
At a time when Europe dominated ornithology and America was only just beginning to study birds and build museums, Naumberg Read more

Elizabeth Pope conducted her scientific career at a time when science was a patriarchy and women were more likely to Read more
Elsie Bramell and Fred McCarthy in the Australian Museum Anthropology Department 1933. Photographer Anthony Musgrave. Australian Museum Archives AMS514_VA180_8. Reproduction Rights Australian Museum
When Elsie Bramell (1909-1985) began working at the Australian Museum in 1933 she was the first woman and the first Read more
Bromelia anticantha Bertol. Cultivated in São Paulo. Procured from Minas Gerais. Margaret Mee, 1964. Permission for reproduction received from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Rare Book Collection, Washington, D.C., Online Exhibits, Highlights from the Collections, Margaret Mee, The Paintings.
Margaret Mee, née Brown (1909-1988), was a British contemporary artist considered to be one of the most remarkable women of Read more
Bertha Parker Pallan [Cody] (1907-1978) is considered one of the first female Native American archaeologists.
Bertha “Bertie” Parker Cody is widely considered to be the first female Native American archaeologist. Cody, who also went by Read more
“One must wear white in stalking Arctic game,” quips author Courtney Letts de Espil (Mrs. John Borden) in her 1928 Read more

Mary Elizabeth Rice was the first director of the Smithsonian Marine Station in the 1970s, where she created a program Read more
When Patricia McDonald began work as the Education Officer at the Australian Museum in 1953 she was only 24, with Read more