Illustrator James Henry Blake (1845-1941)

Works by James Henry Blake (1845-1941) on display at the Ernst Mayr Library

A new exhibit of drawings and watercolors by J.H. Blake, is now on display in the lobby of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.   Join us for a reception in honor of the exhibit on July 25, 2013 from 2:30-4:30pm.  The exhibit was developed by Robert Young, Special Collections Librarian.  Notes on Blake’s life and work follow below.

Time exhibit

Now Showing in the front lobby of the Northwest Building: Biological Time. The exhibit is timed to coincide with "Time, Life and Matter: Science in Cambridge," an exhibit at the Putnam Gallery of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments ().

Library Launches Exhibit On Bioluminescence

Deep-sea fishes that use glowing lures to capture prey ... fireflies like the ones in your backyard ... jellies from which Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), widely used in molecular & cellular biology, was first isolated ... glowworms that dangle glowing sticky threads to lure and capture prey ... even mushrooms and clams. So many luminescent organisms! Who would have thought!

Fishy Party on Friday 2-4

To celebrate the re-opening of the HMNH Fish exhibit last week, the Library will have a little party on Friday June 8 from 2-4 pm. There will be snacks and drinks, but also an opportunity to view some of the fishy treasures from the Library's Special Collections. Some of these will be on display, but more will be available inside Special Collections (no food and drink in there, please!). If you attended the Save the Frogs party, you will remember how cool it was to see some of these priceless treasures that are not generally available for viewing.