Calling all artists

We’re happy to announce an exciting opportunity to coincide with our  new exhibition – Settlers, opening at the Museum of Natural History in February 2018.

Settlers is the upcoming exhibition in our Contemporary Science and Society series. The latest of the series, Brain Diaries: Modern Neuroscience in Action is currently running until 1 January 2018.

The history of the people of Britain is one of movement, migration and settlement. Tracing patterns revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography, Settlers: Genetics, Geography and the peopling of Britain will tell the dynamic story of Britain’s ever-changing population.

DNA image for call out blog post

Planning for Settlers is going well and we’re happily getting to grips with the science and archaeology, but we’d also love to have some artistic input. Can you help us?

The Museum would like to commission up to two pieces of contemporary art that explore themes such as genetics, DNA, migration, settlement and ancestry.

We’re particularly interested in work that will provoke thought and discussion and engages with 18-25 year olds, and we welcome all media, including digital and installation art.

The artwork could be displayed in the gallery itself, in the main court or even on the museum lawn.

The Museum’s centre court

If you like the sound of adding some artistic flair to Settlers, you can find out more here:.  Don’t delay, though; the deadline for applications is Friday 1 September 2017.

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