Photo Archive

Curator: Anna Kurzayeva


The collection comprises 13 090 objects, including all photographs of the museum’s life since the very beginning.

Of considerable interest are photographs illustrating the zoopsychological experiments with anthropoid apes, parrots, and other animals carried out by Nadezhda Ladygina-Kohts. There are also portrait photos of many famous Russian and foreign biologists. Moreover, the collection holds a significant number of reversal films and photographic plates.

The main purpose of this collection is to store visual materials/evidence of Darwinm museum’s history, as well as of the history of natural sciences and portraits of prominent Russian and foreign biologists, naturalists, and museum employees. Furthermore, it is a valuable source of photographic materials related to the works of animalist artists and taxidermists who collaborated with Darwin museum.