Caught by the River

Living World at the Manchester Museum

16th April 2011

by Richard Hector-Jones
The Manchester Museum unveiled its Living Worlds gallery last night. A radical departure from the notion of the traditional museum collection, its curators have abandoned the usual taxonomy that goes with the territory focusing instead on the beauty and fragile sustainability of our surroundings.

The installations, still housed within the original Victorian museum cabinets, have been created by Belgian company villa eugènie who usually work with fashion houses such as Chanel and Dior.

The results photographed yesterday at the unveiling are quite beautiful. It’s well worth a visit.

The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL