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Spotlight on nature's heroes.

Byline: Report by Lucy Todman

The walls of a National Trust property near Shrewsbury are hung with portraits of some of Shropshire's most aristocratic families.

But now Attingham Park is the temporary home of portraits of some of the country's champions of the natural world.

Famous faces, from the 19th century to the present day, are celebrated in a new exhibition touring three National Trust sites this year - and from now until September 8 they will be on display at Attingham Park.

The exhibition is a partnership between the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery. It focuses on individuals who have transformed the way we perceive and aim to protect nature.

Featured sitters include environmental activists, scientists, poets, politicians, campaigners, gardeners and broadcasters who have affected how we interact with our environment. The exhibition includes outstanding paintings, sculptures, photographs and recent commissions.

Michelle Fullard, visitor experience and operations manager, said: "It's a great chance for visitors from our local communities to see works from the National Portrait Gallery closer to home and we hope that younger generations visiting it will be inspired by the work of the sitters."

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Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Date:Jun 27, 2019
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