Opening on 25 November 2017, the exhibition Treasures of the Natural World will bring the awe and wonder of the Natural History Museum in London, to Southeast Asia. This year is the first occasion the museum has allowed its treasures to travel to Southeast Asia, offering an exclusive opportunity for visitors in Singapore to see these precious items.
Treasures of the Natural World will showcase over 200 of the Natural History Museum’s star objects, including animals and insects, works of art, gems and minerals, and books and artefacts belonging to some of the world’s greatest scientists, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. The treasures have been hand-picked from over 80 million artefacts and specimens representing the best of the museum’s collection.
The exhibition traces a centuries-long quest to understand the natural world, from the Enlightenment of the 18th century through to the present day. The captivating stories behind each prized item will be told, with selected treasures brought vividly to life through special effects. Visitors will be able to see the very objects that inspired the imaginations of scientific pioneers, helped redefine fundamental beliefs, and continue to shape scientific knowledge today.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 25 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018,