Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue


Naturalistic Graphic Archive

Active from 1972 to 2010 the Graphic Studio of the Natural History Museum has produced a big part of the collection of nearly 3,000 plates, most of them related to the natural sciences. The number is constantly increasing because of donations.

The recent plates, still being catalogued, comprise a sizeable number of India ink drawings on white card, many of them produced with the aid of a microscope.

There are also a large number of colour plates, some of which come from the previous layout of the museum.

A further, small, section of graphic material covers the design of posters, leaflets, logos and exhibitions proposals.

The computerised archive of the catalogued material can be consulted by appointment.