Dublin Blaschka Congress

Collections-based Biology in Dublin


Programme and Publications

The Dublin Blaschka Congress took place from Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th September 2006, in Dublin, Ireland. 

The schedule of presentations and events from the Dublin Blaschka Congress is available - click here [pdf]

In addition to academic presentations and ample time for informal gathering, the temporary exhibition 'Crystal Creatures' was opened in the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, and ran from September 2006 to January 2007.

The proceedings have been published by Taylor and Francis, in a special issue of the journal Historical Biology. The complete contents are available online (by subscription) through the publisher - www.tandf.co.uk/journals/ghbi.

The complete printed volume is available for purchase. Please download the order form and return to Taylor and Francis - click here [pdf]

Proceedings of the Dublin Blaschka Congress

Table of Contents - Historical Biology vol. 20, issue 1

Online access to contents

J.D. Sigwart – National Museum of Ireland & University College Dublin, Ireland
Crystal Creatures: context for the Dublin Blaschka Congress

S.M. Rossi-Wilcox – Harvard University, USA
From Reference Specimen to Verisimilitude: The Blaschkas’ Penchant for Botanical Accuracy

S. Hackethal – Museum of Natural History, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
The Blaschka models of the Humboldt University of Berlin and their historical context

R. Dyer – York University, Toronto, Canada
Learning Through Glass: The Blaschka Marine Models in North American Post Secondary Education

G.N. Swinney – National Museums Scotland & University of Edinburgh, UK
Enchanted invertebrates: Blaschka models and other simulacra in National Museums Scotland

C.G. Miller & M. Lowe – The Natural History Museum, London, UK
The Natural History Museum Blaschka Collections

T.A.P. Van Leeuwen – The Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Mezzanine Art, Or The Stor(e)y Between Science And Art

Abstracts of contributed papers