Stephen Poliakoff: The Natural History Museum
Critic's Choice: London's Most Important Building
23 April 2012
At the Geological Society, Piccadilly
Natural History Museum interior Photo: © Natural History Museum
Acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and director Stephen Poliakoff selects the Natural History Museum, the setting for his short film Astonish Me (2011), as his chosen building. The distinctive Romanesque-style museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse (1830–1905), is home to a collection of 70 million specimens, ranging from microscopic slides to mammoth skeletons. Having spent much of his childhood wandering through its great spaces and amongst its wonders, the museum has remained vivid in his imagination.
Respondents include Professor Richard Fortey and Dr Gowan Dawson.
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6.30–8pm, followed by a drinks reception.
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