From the press release:
…more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.
Check out the great online portal of these Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) images. Above is a detail from Rama Releases the Demon Spies Shuka and Sarana (ca. 1725) that I thought was fitting for a monkey scientist’s blog:
I made a quick visualization of primates’ body mass using D3.js. There are two versions: one with all primates and one with only the extant ones. It’s a nice illustration of just how large the subfossil lemurs were (R.I.P.). I used a small portion of the massive dataset of Smith et al. 2003.
I was clearing out my queue of saved tabs and came across this Metafilter post linking to a celebration of Charley Harper’s scientific illustrations. Naturally I went in search of the primates. See the mandrill from here:
Spider monkeys (?) from here:
And a gibbon, chimp, and another mandrill from here:
(Special nod to ChuraChura for putting together the great MetaFilter post.)