Natural History

Republicans take aim at protected national monuments in Utah

Legislators in the state are planning legal action in order to allow mining in region that contains 100,000 archaeological sites

BooksReview

As butterflies decline at alarming rate globally, new book publishing 18th-century drawings is invaluable resource

Iconotypes: a Compendium of Butterflies and Moths, the long-overdue publication of the naturalist William Jones's extensive illustrations, will enable further research

BooksReview

An exquisite study of the man who documented North America’s wildlife in the 18th century

This exploration of Mark Catesby is a rich and deeply researched account of his journey from amateur naturalist in East Anglia to intrepid observer in the New World

Book reveals the ways in which artists helped make scientific discoveries

From the 17th to the end of the 19th century natural history depended on illustrations for clarification

A book of wallpaper art for students

The botanical illustrations of Alexander von Humboldt in poster form

Musée des Confluences in Lyons pays tribute to city’s great collector Émile Guimet

Guimet's collection will be displayed in a new museum, which has 2.2 million objects and space for temporary shows

The race to digitise the world’s heritage

Non-profit organisation has big plans to gather data from 500 sites over the next five years

UK museums can now return human remains

The shift in policy follows over 30 recent claims for restitution

'Zoomorphic' an overview of contemporary architecture at the V&A Museum

Exploring the animal kingdom's influence on contemporary architecture

Gardening and art at the National Portrait Gallery

Women’s studies blended with the media biography and botanical illustration