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The Fragile Deep

MA students
7 December 2020 - 1 March 2021

The Fragile Deep is an exhibition created by MA students from the University of Leeds, using resources from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Celebrating the creatures that live below the surface of the waves, this exhibition looks at the integral role sea creatures play in our eco-systems - and how our lives have influenced the sea.

The exhibition will feature the death of the coral reefs to the elegant sea turtle, and everything in between.

Advocating for a stronger look at climate change, this journey through the wonders of the deep will feature incredible illustrations from the Biodiversity Heritage Library which will allow you to feel like you have just dived under the sea.

Visit the online exhibition

The Fragile Deep is part of a wider series of exhibitions and projects undertaken by MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of an Interpretations course module.

The exhibition will be hosted online and can be accessed here from 7 December 2020 to 1 March 2021.


Fauna u. Flora d. Golfes v. Neapel. Cephalopoda. From I Cefalopodi viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (sistematica) : monografia by Jatta, Giuseppe. Stazione zoologica di Napoli. Holding institution: Smithsonian Libraries