Manchester Museum – Entomology Department

Manchester Museum – Entomology Department

I know I’ve not posted in a while, but that will be changing over the next few days, I promise.

I’ll start with my latest brief from uni and a quick overview of the day. Whilst I’m still working on older projects, I do have a couple of new ones on the horizon. Namely, today we (my uni group) headed down to the Manchester Museum where we were taken behind the scenes into the Entomology Department. Entomology is the study of insects, for those not in the know. We’ll be working with the museum to create some visual media for one of their “Big Saturday” events, which are interactive events for families involving various departments of the museum. In January, it will be Insects and whilst they have not got a working theme yet, it will revolve around the illustration work we create for it. Though the brief is very new and I haven’t even chosen the insect I’ll be illustrating, I did take some lovely photographs. It was interesting to be behind the scenes, seeing the thousands and thousands of species the museum has in the vast array of drawers (I want some of those amazing drawers). It’s the 3rd largest entomology department in the UK after Oxford and London, so it gives you an idea of the scale.

I took a few photos, since we were allowed, mainly of the butterflies as they were so stunning. So many of the insects we saw, you never see in books.