Hidden Natural Histories by Eleanor Chaney


A project which explored the hidden or harder to see histories of the objects and their collectors in the Tullie House Nature Collection.

Asking - Could digital interventions create a space to ask new questions and tell more stories?

Eleanor is inspired by the stories of the female naturalists who contributed to the Tullie House collection. Using paper sculpture, animation and film making she explores their work, and through it discusses the social barriers faced at the time.

Eleanor has created paper sculptures inspired by specimens in the collection, which will contain QR codes linking to short films exploring the stories of these objects and their collectors. Her hope is that through experiencing the work, visitors will look at the objects displayed with new questions about the individuals who created them, and the society in which these people lived.  

For more information about Eleanor click here.

To visit her on YouTube, go here


On: 17 th July 2021, 10:00 am Until: 31 st December 2021, 5:00 pm


Border Galleries, Natural History Dome