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Artist’s Workshop with Robin Brickman on March 18th

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

Artist’s Workshop with Robin Brickman on March 18th

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) is pleased to present a workshop with illustrator Robin Brickman on Saturday, March 18, from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  This talented artist will deliver a visual presentation sharing her process for illustrating the book Leaflets Three, Let it Be!, which features her work entitled Baby Opossum and Insects in the Fall, currently on view in Focus on Nature XIV at RTPI. Following Brickman’s presentation, participants will enjoy creating a small, three-dimensional paper sculpture of their own using Robin’s cut and sculpted paper techniques.  This hands-on...

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Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Roger Tory Peterson’s obsession with birds prompted a lifelong interest in photography – what better way to capture fleeting encounters with his feathered fascinations? The following photograph depicts a 4×5″ Auto-Graflex camera of the type that Roger Tory Peterson utilized to photograph birds in his early career. Below that is a photo of a young Peterson in the field with his photographic tools. Over the course of his lifetime, Peterson amassed a collection of some one-million photographs; most of these reside in the RTPI archives as 35mm transparencies. ~ Learn it, Love it,...

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RTPI Staff Members Attend Conference in Washington, DC

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015

RTPI Staff Members Attend Conference in Washington, DC

At the end of February, staff member Linda Pierce and I had the opportunity to attend the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2015 Museums Advocacy Day conference in Washington, D.C.!  By attending the conference, we became part of the effort to make a case for museums across the country.  The highlight of the experience was the day that we met with some of our state legislators on Capitol Hill.  We were given the chance to speak on behalf of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, and therefore other small museums in New York State in order to gain support for our essential and...

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