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Colour and Vision through the eyes of nature

10th August 2016

Have you ever wondered how our eyes work? Have you questioned how they interpret and define colours? And do our brains interpret colours in the same way? The Natural History Museum's latest exhibition “Colour and Vision” has launched to answer these very questions, with hands-on displays to amuse and bemuse visitors of all ages. As such, we have fallen for this awe-inspiring exhibit.

Right: Specimen tower featured in the Colour and Vision exhibition. © Trustees of NHM, London

Here at EJS, we are obsessed with two things - colours and nature. And this exhibition does not disappoint. Guests are encouraged to embark on a 500-million-year journey through the eyes of nature, discovering how colour and vision became synonymous through history. Audiences can learn how the power of sight evolved-from organisms with undeveloped, colour-less, drab visions to fully-functioning spectrums of colour and light.

Right: Wall of Eyes display within the exhibit. © Trustees of NHM, London

Additionally, visitors can study how the importance of colour grew amongst all species, big or small. Colour began to define the existence of animals; it was integral in their lives, defining their predation, mating and self protection.

"Embark on a 500-million-year journey through the eyes of nature, discovering how colour and vision became synonymous through history."

Right: Starling Sturnus vulgaris feathers, displayed in exhibit. ©-Trustees-of-NHM, LondonThe exhibition hosts more than 350 rarely seen specimens, all displayed in one room, giving guests the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the spectrum of colour within nature. The range of creatures and hues is overwhelming, and unconditionally inspired our collections for the future.

Right: Rose-ringed Parakeets, Psittacula krameri. Left: Madagascan sunset moth. Both specemin featured within exhibition. © Trustees of NHM, London

We fully recommend this exhibition to everyone. Check it out at the Natural History Museum, London until the 6th November 2016. 

Colour and Vision at the Natural History Museum, London

5 July - 6 November 2016

Tickets: £10.80 (Child and concession £5.40)

Open 10:00-17:00

 

The Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road London

SW7 5BD 

 

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