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Record numbers visit Wildlife Photography Exhibition

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Tuesday 20 March 2012

Record numbers visit Wildlife Photography Exhibition

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery has seen a record number of visitors this year. The exhibition, which features 110 prize‐winning and commended photographs from the 2011 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, has seen more than 2,500 visitors since it opened its doors in late January 2012.

Alan Howell, Senior Curator, Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery said: 

"We have seen over 15% more visitors to the exhibition compared to the same period last year, with most of the increases coming from children under seven years of age, educational groups and adults. With world‐wide entries from professional and amateur photographers plus three winning entries from children under 10 years of age along with the strong environmental messages, means the exhibition has really captured the public's interest."

The exhibition is open daily between 10am and 4pm until 25 March, and is accompanied by a Foyer display of 'Guernsey's Own 201 Squadron Memorabilia.'

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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is co‐owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine and sponsored by Veolia Environnement.

Admission is £5.75 for adults, £4.75 for Senior Citizens, £12 for a family and £1.50 for children.

Contact information:

Alan Howell, Senior Curator, Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
Tel: 709736
E‐mail: Alan.howell@cultureleisure.gov.gg

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