A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words 

Canadian Museum of Nature Blog

This well-known adage has become even moremeaningfulto me since joining the Canadian Museum of Nature in 2019 as a Collections Information Technician and Digital Asset Manager. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege to dive into the Museum’sphysical and digital image collection housed within the Library and Archives located in the museum’sNatural Heritage Campus collections facility.

TheMuseum has a rich repository of images that document ourknowledge of and respect for the natural world,with over 95K digitized images of historical and contemporary images of specimens, fieldwork trips, and our popular Nature Art collection.The only problem is that our digital image collection database is only currently accessible by internal staff.What a shame to have so many beautifully preserved and documented imagesand no means of sharing them!That is why, with the support and assistance of many helpful colleagues, we decided that the best solutionwas to join forces with Google…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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