, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 38-42

Placing Darwin into the heart of the Natural History Museum

Abstract

In 2009, the Natural History Museum, London celebrated the bicentenary of Charles Darwin and the sesquicentennial of his seminal work The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Section by commissioning a new contemporary artwork as a permanent insertion into the famous grade one listed Waterhouse architecture in South Kensington. This article explores the motivation and delivery of this extraordinary work and its deeper message for today and tomorrow.