Wildlife of Gondwana
This exhibition will provide a “world first” display of the fossil record from Australian and South American sources and will describe the Wildlife of the Great Southern Super continent – Gondwana, from 3.8 billion years to the present. The exhibition offers a collection of fauna and flora that have not travelled outside its’ home institution before and will showcase the research work by some of the worlds leading palaeontologists.
The exhibition will use a time line context that illuminates the major changes that have occurred in the Earth’s history. The unique nature of the fauna of this continent and the complex interplay of changes over geological history provides an engaging context for exhibition attendees.
The exhibition includes information panels, fossil and rock specimens (original and cast material) both fragmentary and full skeleton (mounted in dynamic poses), and art works depicting the palaeoenvironment.
This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia.
Approximately 400m2, but can be arranged to fit into a smaller or larger space.
The typical costs to host this exhibition for four months are $60,000. This charge comprises: $ freight + $ installation fee + $ monthly rental fee.
The installation fee for the exhibition includes three technicians to come and set the exhibition up in your venue (and then remove it at the end of its stay). Separate room accommodation for the duration of the setup and takedown is to be provided by the venue. We will train your floor staff in the use of our educational material, as well as familiarise them with the exhibition.
With prior arrangement the Director of the exhibition (Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, who is a palaeontologist carrying out work in Alaska, Australia and South America) will be available to give a large public lecture, if it is useful as a fundraiser for your venue, and to offer teacher inservice sessions if this will assist in supporting your schools programs.
Educational Support Material
Education package for Early Years (P-2)
Exhibition related Products
A commercial book available from Indiana University Press (Bloominton) relate directly to this exhibition: "Wildlife of Gondwana".
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This exhibition will be available From end April 2013.