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A Museum of Modern Nature

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Photograph of a young woman exploring the exhibition, A Museum of Modern Nature at Wellcome Collection.
A Museum of Modern Nature exhibition, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Many of us think of nature as something separate from ourselves: something elsewhere, somewhere to visit and not part of our daily lives.

Yet nature is all around us – whether we live in a densely packed city or remote countryside, we share a complex ecosystem with the plants and animals that surround us. This exhibition explored our connection with nature: objects borrowed from members of the public each told a story and created a collective snapshot of how we think about nature in the 21st century. And how the health of our planet is intricately bound up with the behaviours and values of the people who inhabit it.