Thursday, 20 January 2011

Images of Nature

Images of Nature is a new permanent gallery at the Natural History Museum in London showcasing its world-famous collection of natural history artworks. The Gallery contains 110 images that span 350 years to the present.
Prints, watercolours and paintings from eminent natural history artists such as the prolific bird illustrator, John Gerrard Keulemans and accomplished botanical artist, Georg Ehret, feature in the collection.
Alongside this historic body of work are modern images created by scientists, imaging specialists, photographers and micro-CT scanners.
The gallery includes a temporary display of works that changes annually. This year's theme is Chinese watercolours featuring botanical and zoological watercolours from the collection of 19th-century amateur naturalist, John Reeves.
The BBC has producd an audio slideshow showcasing some of the works  here (thanks Helen!)
 Entrance to the gallery is free.
Also on show in the Museum until 11th March 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'

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