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Natural History Museum images now available at Mary Evans Picture Library

Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK's leading historical image source, is pleased to announce a new representation agreement with the Natural History Museum, Britain's magnificent repository of more than 70 million plant, animal, insect, fossil and geological specimens, assembled over 300 years of exploration and discovery.

Mary Evans will be making available the widest selection to date from the institution's world-class collections, offering over 14,000 images drawn from the museum's wealth of specimens, archival resources, artwork and photography. Among the wide range of subjects covering natural history, environment and conservation are previously unseen images including the newly scanned and cleaned images from John James Audubon's, "Birds of America," as well as fascinating photographs documenting the museum's long and auspicious history.

'We tend to think of history as the history of people, places and events,' says Tom Gillmor, Head of Content at Mary Evans, 'but it is also the history of the natural world. The addition of the Natural History Museum to our existing collections means we can now offer a myriad of images from excavations to extinct species to exquisite botanical drawings, not forgetting, of course, dinosaurs! We are delighted to be partnering up with such a prestigious institution and adding another dimension to the way in which our library documents the past.'

Representation of the Natural History Museum is the latest of a number of prestigious collections available at Mary Evans Picture Library from the nation's best loved museums and institutions. Others include The National Archives, The Castle Howard Collection, The Ashmolean Museum and English Heritage and fits with the Mary Evans aim of making the best images from history available in one place for ease of access and licensing.

Images from the Natural History Museum are now available online at www.maryevans.com, or click here to view an edited selection.

For further information please contact:

Tom Gillmor
Mary Evans Picture Library
59 Tranquil Vale
London SE3 0BS


*The Natural History Museum is an award-winning tourist attraction and also a world-leading science research centre. Through its collections and scientific expertise, the Museum works to help understand and maintain the richness and diversity of our planet, with groundbreaking partnerships in more than 70 countries. For more information about the Natural History Museum itself, go to www.nhm.ac.uk