New Nash Collection

July 20, 2012

The UW Digital Collections is no stranger to primate images. A fan and staff favorite, PrimateImages: Natural History Collection has over 2,000 images of various primates, in captivity and in the wild, showing behaviors, expressions, and more. Our newest collection shows primates and their behaviors through illustrations and in art, reflecting scientific study (and imagination) as well as popular culture. The Nash Collection of Primates in Art and Illustrations has examples dating to 1250 BC to more modern illustrations from the 20th century. The Nash Collection is a collaboration between Stephen Nash, Scientific Illustrator and Adjunct Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, who compiled images for the collection, and staff of the Lawrence Jacobsen Library at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin, who added descriptions and metadata for each image.

Enjoy the new additions, but be careful when you start browsing this collection, you might find it very hard to stop.

Funerary papyrus