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Small Worlds: the art of the invisible
31 October 2007 - 6 April 2008
An exhibition of images, animation and poetry inspired by the Museum’s collection of microscopical specimens.
A collaboration with Heather Barnett and Will Holloway.
‘Secrets of Nature: how the microscope brought an invisible world to the cinema’Tue 11 March, 2008 at 7.00pm
Dr Tim Boon
Natural history filmmaking began in 1903, when a London Music Hall showed a film, shot through a microscope, showing Stilton cheese mites. A genre of films of ‘the unseen world’ became enormously popular in the interwar period.
Tim Boon is Chief Curator at the Science Museum, London.