26 April – 28 May 2010
Darwin & Australia is an exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia and is on display at the WA Museum – Albany. Darwin & Australia celebrates the 200 year anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species. The exhibition examines Darwin’s experiences and encounters during his visit to Australia. Darwin & Australia includes artworks and graphics by Australian artists which reflect the landscapes that Darwin encountered as well as specimens of plants and animals that he observed and described in his diary. It explores Darwin’s travels in Australia and his associations with prominent Australians.
Darwin & Australia is based on an exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia. The Western Australian Museum would like to acknowledge the kind assistance of the NMA.