Joseph Leidy Online Exhibit

screen shot of Joseph Leidy Online Exhibit
Project Type:
Online Exhibit
Date & Client:
1999, The Academy of Natural Sciences
design, development, illustration, site architecture, user interface, research, writing

Regarded as the “Father of American Vertebrate Paleontology,” Joseph Leidy (1823–1891), was also one of America’s leading authorities of anatomy, parasitology, microscopy, and natural history during the 19th Century. This online exhibit was commissioned by the Academy of Natural Sciences to celebrate one of its most illustrious scientists. In addition to a biography and his numerous and varied contributions, this exhibit features sixteen fossil animals that Leidy studied, plus several of his major books. It’s also presents many illustrations from his scientific publications and unpublished notebooks.

I researched, wrote, designed, and developed this online exhibit in 1999. It has been reviewed in a number of print and web publications, including Science and GeoTimes.

(The “Joseph Leidy Online Exhibit” was removed from the Academy’s website in March 2012.)