On Thursday, in between attending the Museums and Heritage Show and some training sessions at the Natural History Museum, I took the chance to see the current temporary exhibition, Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea. It was a beautiful, tranquil place to stop and spend some quiet moments before moving on to my next session of the day.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was very excited about the concept behind the Strange Creatures exhibition at UCL’s Grant Museum: depictions of animals which the artist has never seen in the flesh. While it’s not a subject I’ve given a great deal of thought to before, I have always enjoyed those medieval animal pictures where you get the feeling the artist was really just doing his best with the little he had.
Following my visit to Cotton to Gold, I promised myself to make more of an effort to explore regional museums.
I’m hugely looking forward to the Grant Museum’s exhibition Strange Creatures, which I intend to visit and post about this week. In anticipation then, I have been thinking about exhibitions which focus on animals, which seems to be something of a trend at the moment, at least in my local area.