Buller's Birds - The Art of Keulemans and Buchanan / 2 February - 17 March 2019

  • A History of the Birds of New Zealand combined the passion and knowledge of ornithologist Walter Buller with the talents of artist J G Keulemans. The first edition, of 1872–73, attracted subscriptions from luminaries like Charles Darwin, and a second edition was published in 1888. A cheaper 1882 alternative, the Manual of the Birds of New Zealand, included wood engravings by artist and botanist John Buchanan. This exhibition showcases the illustrations that J G Keulemans and John Buchanan produced for Walter Lawry Buller, 1838-1906, and the books he published on the birds of New Zealand. The exhibition supports the successful Te Papa Press publication – Buller’s Birds. Exhibition developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.