Early Museums

June 1, 1980 – October 31, 1980

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Ground Floor, Constitution Ave. Lobby Floor Plan

Two historic museum catalogs from SI collections, one dated 16th century, the other 18th century, are supplemented by natural history objects representative of Renaissance museum collections. Included are two narwhal tusks, sometimes thought to be unicorn horns; birds, fish, and shells.