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Gold, Platinum and International Patrons: tracing extinction – an evening at the British Museum


Thursday 7 November 2019
6 — 8pm

Free for Patrons
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Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528), Rhinoceros, woodcut, 1515.

Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) Rhinoceros, woodcut, 1515 © Trustees of the British Museum.

© Trustees of the British Museum.

Patrons are invited for an exclusive evening in the department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum to explore how certain animals, insects, flora and fauna have adapted to our changing climate.

To coincide with our Eco-Visionaries exhibition, and to understand how the natural world has changed over the centuries, Patrons will have the chance to view a collection of approximately 50,000 drawings dating back to the beginning of the 15th century. In this event, you will discover nature that has now disappeared from the earth, but which is still remembered on paper.

Eco-Visionaries is a collaborative endeavour between the RA and several European museums. At a moment when climate change is more widely felt than ever, this exhibition invites us to take a critical look at the impact we are having on the planet and to consider alternate visions of the future.

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Thursday 7 November 2019

6 — 8pm

The British Museum

Free for Gold, Platinum and International Patrons. Booking required.

Free for Patrons