About the California Academy of Sciences Photos   


The CalPhotos images that make up the California Academy of Sciences Collection are a part of the Manzanita Project.

About the Manzanita Project

The Manzanita Project is a collection of several thousand California plant and animal digital images from the Special Collections of the California Academy of Sciences library. Images in the Library's Special Collections exist in a variety of formats, ranging from conventional photographic media to glass lantern slides and negatives, watercolor paintings, and motion picture film. The Manzanita Project seeks to find creative ways to store, retrieve, preserve and deliver these images to the general public through digitization and worldwide web access.

About the California Academy of Sciences

Founded in 1853 to survey and study the vast resources of California and beyond, the California Academy of Sciences is the oldest scientific institution in the West and one of the 10 largest natural history museums in the world. With eight scientific research departments, the Academy's natural history collections are utilized by scientists from around the world. Our scientists discover, collect and study invaluable specimens of animals, plants, minerals and anthropological artifacts from around the world.

The California Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution, supported by donations from corporations, foundations and individuals; admission fees; royalties from store and cafeteria concessions; and by money from the City and County of San Francisco specifically for the operation of Steinhart Aquarium.

CalPhotos is a project of BNHM   University of California, Berkeley

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this page last updated: Aug 2, 2022