The Peterson Collection

Over the course of his storied career, Roger Tory Peterson traveled the world in search of birds and other fauna and flora to paint, photograph, film and document. RTPI has been entrusted with the vast majority of his life’s work. Our goal is to preserve this unique, world-class collection, to make it accessible to scholars and researchers, and to share it as broadly and creatively as we can with artists, conservationists and lovers of nature all over the world. Items from the collection are on rotating display throughout the museum, including the first floor Anderson Gallery and the second floor Tower Room.

To take a virtual tour of the Anderson Gallery, please visit the Empire State Immersive Experiences website and search for Roger Tory Peterson Institute: