Beverley set to host world famous Wildlife Photography exhibition in 2017

The East Riding Museums and Galleries team are delighted to announce that The 52ndWildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum, will open at The Treasure House in Beverley on Saturday 11 February 2017.

The exhibition features 100 breathtaking images, from fascinating animal behaviour to remarkable wild landscapes.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are delighted to be hosting this world-renowned exhibition as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said: “ This is truly exciting news, and will really attract people to Beverley. I am delighted that our first major East Riding event in the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme will be this stunning exhibition, which is always hugely popular wherever it appears.

“It is particularly pleasing that the recent refurbishment of Beverley Art Gallery has allowed us to attract exhibitions of this calibre. There is no doubt that this exciting exhibition will show off the Art Gallery to its full potential.”

After opening at the Natural History Museum on 21 October 2016, this year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people across six continents, with Beverley being one of the exclusive UK locations.

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