Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections
Session 4: Palaeoart - Modelling Ancient Life
We are delighted to announce that the Symbiosis Network will be holding its next conference online on 9th, 11th and 13th November from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, supported by the University of Birmingham. The theme of the conference is Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections. The panels will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. UK time, with free public registration. They will focus on natural history museum architecture and design (9th Nov), palaeoart (11th Nov) and how the arts and sciences can work together to address the challenges of the Anthropocene within museums (13th Nov). Confirmed speakers include representatives of the leading museums in Paris, Pittsburgh, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Porto, Strasbourg and Vienna, among others.
Session 4: Palaeoart - Modelling Ancient Life (Wed 11th Nov, 4-5 p.m.)
Museums don’t only display the fossilised remains of ancient life, but also try to show us what they would have looked like when alive. In the last of three panel discussions on palaeoart, we will look at the techniques involved in modelling extinct animals and plants in museums, today, in the past and into the future.
You can register for the other sessions using the links below:
Session 1: Natural History Museum Design (Mon 9th Nov, 2-5 p.m.)
Session 2: Palaeoart - Reimagining Neanderthals (Wed 11th Nov, 2-3 p.m.)
Session 3: Case Studies in the History of Palaeoart (Wed 11th Nov, 3-4 p.m.)
Session 5: The Anthropocene and the Arts in NHMs (Fri 13th Nov, 2-5 p.m.)
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Speakers in this session include:
Founder of 10 Tons
Collections Manager, Earth Collections, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Doctoral Researcher, University College London & Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Chair: Sascha Priewe
Associate Vice President (Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships), Royal Ontario Museum