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Drawing from the Collections: The Evolutionary Success of Beetles

Several pinned insects inside a display glass on a table while insect paintings are hung on a wall.

Part gallery and part studio, Drawing from the Collections celebrates the enduring appeal of drawing and describing our insect counterparts as a method of generating creative insights and scientific understanding. Investigate Coleoptera specimens from our world-renowned Entomology Collection, as well as stunning artworks and materials from our Library & Archives. Then, try your hand at drawing, describing and documenting your observations on the vast biodiversity of beetles.

Drawing from the Collections is located in the Spotlight Gallery on the first floor.

Four pinned beetles are displayed in a row.
A print of two beetles fighting, one beetle lifting another in its mandibles.
A longhorn beetle displayed in a case.