The Natural History Museum, London has been an invaluable scientific and cultural institution since opening its doors in 1881. The Museum’s collection of 80 million items are incredibly vast and varied, ranging from the largest mammal on earth to objects that are as old as the solar system and is home to over 30 million insects.
This prestigious institution is on a mission to digitize and make its collection available to the public. The natural history collection holds the information necessary to tackle fundamental scientific and societal challenges of our time – from conserving the biodiversity and the planet’s health to finding new ways to combat disease and extract mineral resources. In tribute to this mission, Adobe has partnered with the Museum to create a custom curated collection of 20 insects inspired by specimens from The Natural History Museum’s Data Portal.
o celebrate the partnership Adobe challenged artists to create a visually compelling scene using at least one 3D asset from The Art of 3D Insects collection that celebrates the Museum’s ongoing endeavor to transform the study of natural history.
“With a background in Fine Art and Science Communication, I was delighted to bring these disciplines together and take part in judging the ArtStation Art of 3D Insects Challenge. This has been a fantastic way to share the Natural History Museum’s Digital Collection with a new audience of 3D artists and designers from around the world. I have loved seeing all the creations and have been incredibly inspired to appreciate a love of nature through the lens of gamers, jewellery makers and animators to name a few.”