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Remaking Nature


Drop in

This event includes British Sign Language provision.Elements of this event will be audio described.

Thursday 4 May 2017 - Sunday 7 May 2017

Shape our upcoming exhibition 'A museum of modern nature' by joining us for a weekend of collecting, talks and activities exploring our personal connections with nature.

We’re asking you, our visitors, to bring in an object that tells a story about your relationship with nature. Whether it’s something you’ve made, used or found, we want to hear how it represents your experience of nature and what environmental issues you feel are important today.

We’ll photograph your object and collect your stories to create a digital portrait of the many different ways we relate to nature in the 21st century. From June a selection of the most intriguing, surprising and thought-provoking objects will go on display in our new exhibition 'A museum of modern nature'.

Binoculars. Plastic fork. Gnome. What will you bring? Browse a selection of objects to inspire you.

Before you bring us your object, it’s really important that you check our guidelines.

No objects can be left with us this weekend - we will get in touch afterwards if your object is selected for the exhibition.

Collecting times

  • Friday 5 May, 14.00–21.00
  • Saturday 6 May, 11.00–17.00
  • Sunday 7 May, 12.00–17.00

Ticketed events (follow links to book)

Saturday drop in events

See the wonders of bio-fashion; listen to experimental geographers and artists play with ways of soundtracking nature documentaries; visit the bureau for lost cats (also on Sunday); and examine a honeybee’s favourite flowers.

Download the programme:

PDF iconRemaking Nature Programme (206 KB)

This event is FREE. The majority of activities are drop-in, but some talks need booking in advance.


For blind and partially sighted visitors:

Members of Wellcome Collection’s Visitor Experience team have been trained in audio-description techniques by VocalEyes and will be supporting activities on Saturday 6 May only. Please note there will be no audio description during the talks. Places for the audio description are free, but very limited.To book a place or for more information, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

British Sign Language interpreters will be on hand on Saturday 6 May only. To book a place with a view of the interpreter or for more information, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

Find out more about accessibility at Wellcome Collection.

Full list of Activities and Contributors.