Colour and Vision

Colour and Vision exhibition graphic

Discover how the entwined histories of colour and vision have filled the natural world with the vibrant hues and shades we see today.

This exhibition is now closed. Enjoy some of the highlights of the exhibition with our videos and features below. Explore how vision first evolved and how colour in animals became the difference between life and death.

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The story of Liz West's art installation

Meet the artist invited to create a light installation for the exhibition and learn how Museum specimens inspired her.

  • 15 July - 6 November 2016

  • South Kensington, London

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