Drawing out the Dinosaurs
4 July – 27 October 2018
Free to all
Two centuries of scientific discovery and artistic inspiration are brought to life.
Nobody has ever seen a living dinosaur, but everybody knows what one looks like. This is because of two centuries of labour from scientists, artists, writers, publishers and filmmakers who have (with varying degrees of accuracy) worked together to turn evidence of death into images of life.
This exhibition captures some of the history of the drawn dinosaur, combining outdated palaeo-art with some of the very latest reconstructions of Mesozoic animals. Visitors can learn more about how to turn fossils into living beings and explore how our understanding of these creatures has evolved since the 19th century.