Nov 2, 2022
Crystal Palace Dinosaurs with Mark Witton
We have covered palaeoart here from time to time and the process of producing images of dinosaurs and other prehistoric life (as both technical illustrations and more creative life reconstructions) but one of the most important of these gets far too little attention. In the 1800s life size replicas of dozens of ancient animals were put up in a park in south London and are still there today. Palaeontologist and palaeoartist Mark Witton joins us to talk about this history, their importance, why they are falling apart and the efforts to conserve them. Happily he’s put out a book on this very subject, the research for which has revealed surprising and important new details about these first models of dinosaurs.
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