Linnaeus: art + nature
Inspired by the Linnean ’sexual system’ of plant classification and the vast collections of the Macleay Museum, photographers Edvard Koinberg and Robyn Stacey reflect on his achievements and the rich association between art and science. Plates from Robert Thornton’s 1807 folio illustrate the revolution in scientific inquiry that Linnaeus began with his taxonomic systems.
Herbarium amoris by Edvard Koinberg sponsored by the Swedish Institute. 10 October - 2 December 2007
Museum: the Macleays, their collection and the search for order by Robyn Stacey in association with the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. 10 October 2007 - 3 February 2008
The Temple of flora, plates from Robert Thornton’s great 1807 florilegium, The temple of flora: a new illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus. 10 October 2007 - 3 February 2008