NHM Gets Alternative Oak Ceiling

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NHM Gets Alternative Oak Ceiling
The finished artwork in situ. © Natural History Museum
The finished artwork in situ. © Natural History Museum
TREE in Mike Smith Studio, being laid out before going in the kiln to dry. © Mike Smith Studio
TREE in Mike Smith Studio, being laid out before going in the kiln to dry. © Mike Smith Studio
The finished artwork TREE by Tania Kovats. © Natural History Museum
The finished artwork TREE by Tania Kovats. © Natural History Museum
Sketch of TREE, part of Tania Kovats initial proposal for the artwork in the Darwin’s Canopy exhibition in June2008. © Tania Kovats.
Sketch of TREE, part of Tania Kovats initial proposal for the artwork in the Darwin's Canopy exhibition in June2008. © Tania Kovats.

From tomorrow, visitors to the Natural History Museum can inspect this stunning piece of permanent artwork by Tania Kovats. The arborous ceiling adorns a first-floor gallery, up above the main hall. Kovats won the recent Darwin's Canopy competition, beating off Turner Prize winners like Mark 'giant horse' Wallinger and Rachel 'Tate cubes' Whiteread. The commission, known as TREE, is a giant cross section through a 200-year-old oak tree, and is part of the museum's activities to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin.

Last Updated 18 March 2009