Dreams of Science: The Life of Charles Darwin in the Russian Imagination

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

29 November 2008 - 16 January 2009

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Darwin on the 'Beagle' by M Yezuchevskii

Darwin on the 'Beagle' by M Yezuchevskii. 1926, pastel on paper (c) the State Darwin Museum

2009 brings the 200th Anniversary of Charles Darwin.

Dreams of Science depicts fascinating scenes from the lives of 18th and 19th century science pioneers who contributed to the theory of evolution and influenced Charles Darwin, alongside scene's from Darwin's own life.

Darwin observing a Bird by V Yevstafiev

Darwin observing a Bird by V Yevstafiev. 1948, pastel on paper. (c) The State Darwin Museum, Moscow

Including the work of Russian artists M.Yesuchevskii (1880-1928) and V.Yevstafiev (1916-1990s) from the collection of the State Darwin Museum, Moscow.

Immunity from Seizure

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where the conditions are met when the object enters the UK.

For further information about the act and
the regulations please refer to the DCMS website.

For further information about Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Loans in and Due Diligence policy please download the pdf below:

Loans in and Due Diligence Policy

The following objects are intended to form part of the forthcoming exhibition 'Dreams of Science: The Life of Charles Darwin in the Russian Imagination' 29 November 2008 - 16 January 2009.

Dreams of Science List of Works

For further enquiries please contact:

Marguerite Nugent
Head of Curatorial Services
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1DU