Stefanie Reichelt  photography and prints
Library of Curiosity

Instructions for book makers can be found here:

The Library of Curiosity

is a collection of books created by NCBS scientists and Srishti artists edited and supervised by Stefanie Reichelt, Ajai Narendran and Chinar Shah.

These books include scientific images, concepts, graphs, portraits, animals, wildlife and drawings and art photographs.

Stefanie Reichelt is the Keeper of the Library of Curiosity.

Scientists have always used images of various kinds – drawings, pictures, photographs and videos, to name a few – to make discoveries, describe processes in nature, catalogue and achieve specimens, and illustrate observations and ideas. In scientific discoveries, images are often the scientific finding itself. Both art and science attempt to interpret the seen and the unseen, the factual and the imaginary, the real and the possible in our world. In this context, an image aims to depict reality to us, but also invokes our imagination. An image speaks more than a thousand words.

Stefanie Reichelt, Bangalore 2014


The Library of Curiosity was devised by

Dr Stefanie Reichelt, Head of Light Microscopy, Cambridge University, UK
Cosponsored by National Institute of Biological Sciences ( NCBS ), Bangalore
Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore

The LUMINISCENCE project was created by

Chinar Shah, Faculty, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Ajai narendran, Faculty, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore

Copyright remains with the individual artist.

The project was cosponsored by NCBS and the bangaloREsidency programme a long-term collaboration between the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore