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AMplify ep 26: Vanessa Finney, Manager of Archives and Rare Books

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Feb 2017

We've seen their exquisite work, but who were the women behind some of Australia's most prominent natural history illustrations?

Vanessa Finney, Manager Archives and Rare Books

Vanessa Finney, Manager Archives and Rare Books
Photographer: Abram Powell © Australian Museum

AM CEO Kim McKay talks to Vanessa Finney, Manager of Archives and Rare Books about the Australian Museum's newest exhibition Transformations - Art of the Scott Sisters.

"It (the Scott sisters archive) consists of 100 amazing, incredible, beautiful, jewel-like paintings, but behind that sits a larger archive of manuscripts, notebooks, sketches and drawings, which make it an unusually comprehensive view into 19th century science done by women which is incredibly rare in the Australian context." - Vanessa Finney.