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Daniel Le

Digital Media Specialist

Collections Center

I am a soon to be graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  As it is, I am studying fine art with a concentration in Photography and Drawing.  Having been at the Field Museum for a few years, I've found my inspiration and interests in the seemingly endless collections of the museum.  My work consists of explorations and studies of the history and meanings of objects and specimens.

Additional Information



The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL            2008 – 2012             
Expected Graduation – May 2012
Concentration in Photography and Drawing



Gonzáles, J. Boone, J.H., Brilmyer, G.M, Le, D., 2010, The Giant Butterfly-moths of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, with notes on the Herman Strecker collection, SHILAP 38 (152): 385-409

Boone, J. H., Gonzáles, J. M., Brilmyer, G. M., Le, D. 2010. Computerization of the Field Museum of Natural

History Giant butterfly moth collection (Castniidae). News of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 52 (2): 72-73.

Work experience


Insect Collection Intern, James Boone – Imaged Lepidoptera and Coleoptera type specimens , curated, and databased giant butterfly moth collection (Lepidoptera: Castiniidae), entered specimen records and multimedia in KE Emu, photographed and formatted Museum Pest Handout.   Scientific Illustrator, Dr. Thomas Wesener - Hand-illustrated Holotype Diplopoda specimens and genetalia for use in classification publication, used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to organize page spreads of illustrations for publication   Fossil Preparatory Intern, Akiko Shinya and Constance Van Beek - -Prepared vertebrae fossils using mechanical, manual, and chemical processes, created unit trays to house newly prepped fossils to the museum collection