Scientific Illustration: art in the description of new species


Using a microscope and sheets of paper, Professor Arno Lise (curator of the arachnids collection of the Museum) develops illustrations that show detailed features of the structure of arachnids, faithfully reproducing pictures that become real "works of art".

The Scientific Illustration: art in the description of new species exhibit, promoted by PUCRS Science and Technology Museum, presents Lise's "works of art" and highlights their relevance for scientific dissemination. This exhibit allows visitors to get in touch with the knowledge produced by the scientific collections of the Museum.

By observing a tiny spider with the microscope, visitors can really feel how difficult and complex the Professor's work is. They can also engage in a chilling experience, developed in partnership with a Tecnopuc-hosted company, GOGA – Tecnologia Audiovisual. The exhibit also includes an interactive video with important facts about the creation process. Minutes of Science and educational activities are scheduled to happen in the same space.