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November 5, 2010

The Natural History Museum is about to open a new permanent art gallery where our amazing collection of Natural History related artwork will be displayed to the public for the first time.


The Images of Nature Gallery display will consist of a permanent exhibition of some of the Museum's oil paintings and themed exhibition of watercolour artwork. The theme will change on an annual basis and the collections will be rotated a number of times during this period.


The first temporary exhibition will reflect our collections of Chinese artwork.


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   Verity Clarkson (Information Assistant) measuring some of the                            

                     artwork selected for the first display                                               


A young Chinese artist, who recently won the competition to create a piece of contemporary art for the opening of the gallery, has already started getting familiar with the collections and the work of curators in the scientific departments.


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            The artist being filmed in the Botany Library researching the

                     John Reeves collection of Chinese artwork


The Images of Nature Gallery opens in the New Year. We will keep you posted!


Armando Mendez (Information Assistant)