Ecologies of display: Contemporary art, natural history collections and environmental crisis

Wade, Sarah (2022) Ecologies of display: Contemporary art, natural history collections and environmental crisis. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 10. pp. 94-106.

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Abstract

This article explores the development and display of contemporary art in natural history collections as a way to engage audiences with environmental concerns at a time of ecological crisis. It contextualises this field of practice within recent art and curatorial history and explores this work in relation to long-term programmes of contemporary art in the context of natural history collections at the Natural History Museum, London, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, and the Horniman Museum and Gardens, London. I observe the possibilities this work presents for encouraging engagement with ecological distress through exhibitions and observe the challenges inherent to this curatorial work.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 12:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 14:43
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/83277
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