100 years ago, just six minutes of a solar eclipse was enough to provide proof of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. The rest is history.
A new micro-sculpture of Einstein, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, has gone on display in the Willard Wigan Room at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery.
The tiny piece features Einstein standing in the eye of a needle, wearing a grey suit and leaning to one side with the other hand on his hip. The sculpture includes Einstein’s trademark long hair, moustache and glasses. It’s one of Willard’s most complicated sculptures and took around four weeks to make, with an additional one week for the glasses.
Commenting on the new exhibit, Willard said:
‘The creation of the micro-sculptures is so hard it drives me mad but once I’ve completed them that’s where the enjoyment is for me. They belong to the public and I know Einstein will be well received at his new home in Broadway.’
Around 25 amazing micro-sculptures are on permanent display and this is just one of several exhibitions at the museum. Visit us for just £5 (children £2, family tickets £10) and get free admission for a calendar year if you sign up for gift aid. See our website for opening days and times.
Photograph by Paul Ward Photography.