Images of Nature

Indulge your passion for natural history, botanical illustration and scientific investigation. This permanent gallery showcases highlights from the Museum’s extensive collection of prints, watercolours and oil paintings, alongside intriguing scientific images. The art of India is the theme for this year’s temporary exhibition, which showcases Indian botanical and zoological watercolours commissioned by those working for the British East India Company during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Also on display is a modern response to this work by contemporary Indian artist Sunoj D

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Images of Nature

Permanent exhibition

Images of Nature is a new permanent gallery showcasing the Museum's world-famous collection of natural history artworks. Prints, watercolours and paintings from eminent natural history artists such...


Permanent exhibition

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