Model collection

I thought I’d show you some of the highlights from our model collection this week.

As you can see, some of the models date as far back as 1857. They are  made from plaster and are mostly  from old museum displays. They are a really useful resource for following changes in in how fossils have been interpreted.

There are about 50 models in the collection and most recently they have been used by artists in shadow projections that will hopefully be part of an installation at the Whitworth Art Gallery in the near future.

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