Precision Photography of Extraordinary
and Uncommon Shells
Special Exhibition open
Saturday, 5.29.21 – Sunday, 11.28.21
DURING REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS WITH PAID ADMISSION
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum's collection includes half a million shells from all over the world. The collection embodies an incredible diversity of nature and beguiling aesthetic beauty.
This new exhibition of some 60 high-resolution, large-scale photographs, taken in recent years by the Museum, conveys in compelling detail the richness and unique attributes of the universe of shells and mollusks. It features many species unfamiliar to most collectors and enthusiasts.
Organized by Dr. José H. Leal, Science Director and Curator of the National Shell Museum, the selected photographs were taken for the Museum’s Digital Imaging Project. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Digital Imaging Project creates a publicly accessible digital database of the Museum’s collection. View more at ShellMuseum.org under the Science & Research tab and Shell Guide tab.