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.
NHM Gets Alternative Oak Ceiling
Last Updated 18 March 2009