Larger-than-life exhibition on evolution

Otago Museum science communicator Quinn Hawthorne examines an exhibit from a new museum show on...
Otago Museum science communicator Quinn Hawthorne examines an exhibit from a new museum show on human evolution: ‘‘Our Evolutionary Past: Branches Through Time’’. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
Otago Museum has joined forces with Dunedin artist Bruce Mahalski to create a new, free exhibition on human evolution.

Museum science communicators Alice Morrison and Quinn Hawthorne developed the exhibition.

Mr Mahalski, who owns the Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery, had created artworks based on fossil specimens of 12 extinct hominid species.

The works are presented as larger-than-life digital projections on the walls of the museum’s Beautiful Science Gallery.

The show includes the famous Lucy specimen (Australopithecus afarensis), that
was discovered in 1974, the elusive Denisovans, and Neanderthals.

The exhibition opened last Friday and runs until June 10.

john.gibb@odt.co.nz

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