Wallace100 is an informal international association of organisations with projects that are designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wallace’s death in 2013. The main purpose of Wallace100 is to publicise the anniversary and the events which are being planned to commemorate it.
The Natural History Museum in London has set up an events page where all such projects can be listed - CLICK HERE to see it. To have your event included and to obtain copies of the Wallace100 logo please contact me (i.e. George Beccaloni - email: email@example.com). Even if you do not have a project, we would be grateful if you could help to publicise WALLACE100 by including the logo on your website and linking to the events calendar.
To go to the official Wallace100 website which contains LOTS of information about Wallace and Wallace-related events please CLICK HERE.
By coordinating our efforts and working together where possible, we will ensure that 2013
is the biggest and best celebration of Wallace's life and work ever seen!
For more information about the Wallace100 logo CLICK HERE
HISTORY OF Wallace100
The idea of Wallace100 arose from discussions between George Beccaloni (Chairman of the Wallace Fund) and John van Wyhe (Director of Darwin & Wallace Online) in July 2009. The concept is very similar to Darwin200, which was coordinated by the London Natural History Museum (NHM) in 2009, and commemorated the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. Initially the Wallace Fund was planning to coordinate Wallace100, but the NHM became interested and it was felt that it would be better to base the events calendar etc on the Museum's website since it gets a lot more web traffic than the WMF's site.