Elephant Parade 2010
This exhibition is now closed
As part of London's biggest ever public art event, the Museum of London Docklands welcomes Matilda to the Museum.
One of 260 life size baby elephants currently populating London to highlight the plight of the Asian elephant in conjunction with the charity Elephant Family. Matilda has been swathed in close to 2,000 images, many from the Museum's collection, by the photographic artists Craig Ritchie and Maribel Castro.
Matilda will be on display in the Museum's foyer until late June and will then be auctioned as part of a special event at Sotheby's in the hope of raising £2 million to support the protection of Asia's elephants and to benefit 20 UK conservation charities.
The Museum of London Docklands is a surprisingly relevant venue to house Matilda during her stay in London as we have photographic evidence in our galleries of elephants arriving in London's docks as part of travelling circuses in the 1960s and the terrible trade in ivory which passed through London's docks and warehouses up to the early twentieth century.
Family with Matilda at Museum of London Docklands