One of the lead characters in Aardman Animations’ new 3D adventure flick, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, is Pirate Captain’s apparently not-extinct ornithological companion, Polly the Dodo.
For one week only (to limit light exposure on hand-colored and color-printed illustrations), the Biomedical Library is exhibiting a treasure trove of two dimensional antiquarian bird booty about Didus ineptus (now Raphus cucullatus), the Dodo.
The mini-exhibit on the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library’s first and fourth floors is part of an ongoing series, In the News (aka Now Playing, for film tie-ins), which relates items in the Library’s historical and special collections to current news stories.
History & Special Collections for the Sciences
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