Monday, 22 June 2015

Beauty at Manchester Museum

A few museum visits lately have allowed me to discover how utterly creative and beautiful the natural history galleries have become.  Perhaps the most easily traditional of all museum collections, stuffed animals in rows in glass cabinets can feel intimidatingly austere.  And I've been surprised and delighted by some of the interpretation that happens around these areas today.  Both creative and educational ...
At Manchester Museum, Helen Musselwhite created this beautiful backdrop for the family gallery in the Living Worlds area.

And then in the Living Worlds gallery itself, there's beauty ...
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... and there's clever interpretation for grown ups and children alike ... IMG_7523 IMG_7524