The Friends invite you to attend The art of zoology – the zoological legacy of the Baudin expedition, a talk by Dr Catherine Byrne, Senior Curator of Zoology at TMAG, and a viewing of the exhibition The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800–1804.
Baudin’s voyage of discovery was one of the most extraordinary scientific expeditions of the early colonial period and played an important part in the history of the colonisation of the Pacific and Australia and in global scientific enquiry. Napoleon Bonaparte gave Baudin clear instructions: You will make up this collection of living animals of all kinds, insects, and especially of birds with beautiful plumage.
Zoologist François Péron and artist Charles-Alexandre Lesueur made very important observations and contributions to our knowledge of Tasmanian animals. Indeed Tasmania was the most successful part of the expedition for geography, natural history, art and anthropology. Come along and hear about it!
RSVP Friday 5 May
Friends Members $20
Foundation and TMAGgots members $20
Entry via the Watergate, Dunn Place
Above: Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (1778–1846) Elephant seal, Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)
King Island, Tasmania
Pencil, charcoal and ink on paper
Collection: Museum d’histoire naturelle, Le Havre