World of Wallace : Alfred Russel Wallace and his life in the field
This exhibition examines how the places where Wallace lived and worked informed his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of natural history, from Hertford, where he 'first obtained a rudimentary acquaintance with my fellow creatures and with nature' to the Malay Archipelago.
Illustrated by a wealth of colourful specimens, many of which were collected by Wallace himself, this exhibition brings together a diverse range of plants and animals held by museums and institutions around the country and also examines the Victorian love of taxidermy which funded Wallace’s expeditions.
Following its successful run at Hertford Museum, World of Wallace is going on tour to museums across the country. This tour has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England. Below are the details of the museums our exhibition will be visiting- we will be adding more locations as the details are finalised so keep checking back!
World of Wallace on tour!
The Oxfordshire Museum
Saturday 19th July - Sunday 31st August 2014
Address:Fletcher's House, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN
Phone: 01993 811456
Octavia Hills Birthplace Museum, Wisbech
Address: 7 South Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JB
Phone: 01945 476358
Valence House, Dagenham
12th January - 16th May 2015
Address: Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT
Phone: 020 8227 5222
Website: Valence House Museum
June - July 2015
Address: Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ
Phone: 01245 605700
Website: Chelmsford Museum
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA
Phone: 0116 225 4900
Website: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
Address: 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW
Phone: 01202 262600
Website: Poole Museum