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Buller's Birds - The Art of Keulemans and Buchanan


  • Nelson Provincial Museum (map)

Over 140 years ago, two men created what remains New Zealand’s most famous book on native birds.

Huia, Heteralocha Acutirostris’ - J.G. Keulemans, 1888

First published in the early 1870s, the book A History of the Birds of New Zealand combined the passion and knowledge of ornithologist Walter Buller with the talents of artist J G Keulemans.

This exhibition showcases the illustrations that were produced for Walter Lawry Buller, 1838-1906, and the books he published on the birds of New Zealand alongside selected bird taxidermy specimen.

Developed and toured by Te Papa Tongarewa.

The exhibition runs from 20. April to 28. September 2019 at the Nelson Provincial Museum, 270 Trafalgar Street, Nelson.

Free of charge for Nelson Tasman residents and open daily from 10 am.


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