About Us

 

GONDWANA STUDIOS is trusted by museums all over the world to produce the highest quality museum displays and exhibitions. Our work is currently viewed by over a million people annually in both national and international markets.

We are experts in designing and fabricating exhibitions that are both scientifically accurate and visitor focused. We bridge the gap between science and the general public by creating exhibits that captivate the imagination and subsequently drive record-breaking visitor numbers. In short, our exhibitions are blockbusters that return profit to our client venues.

Our exhibitions are:

  • Popular (profitable)
  • High quality
  • Scientifically accurate
  • Interactive (including animatronic dinosaurs)
  • Affordable

We constantly strive to increase audience engagement through improved interactivity. We produce life size animatronic dinosaurs that draw the crowds, along with excavation dig pits, touchable fossils, magnifying stations and other innovative activities that drive visitor attendance.


Our Story

 

GONDWANA STUDIOS evolved from the Preparation Department of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania. In 1991 we commenced producing scientifically accurate fossil casts for national and international markets.

Our team of technicians were given permission to manufacture moulds of fossils from the ‘Great Russian Dinosaur Exhibition’, an exhibition that toured Australia and the United States of America in the 1990’s, which consisted of fossils from the Palaeontological Institute, Moscow. The team continued touring with the exhibition, installing at each venue until it returned to Moscow.

Since then Gondwana Studios has continued to work in all aspect of museum preparation, offering the highest quality models, casts and exhibitions to museums around the world.

Image courtesy of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.
‘Preparing a whale skull, 1992’

Travelling Exhibitions

We offer a range of travelling exhibitions that are always considered blockbusters and regularly break museum attendance records. We are constantly upgrading and adding to these exhibitions to improve visitor experience, particularly through interactive components like excavation dig pits, touchable fossils, magnifying stations, and animatronics.

One of the Many Success Stories


In 2017 ‘Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies’ was hosted by the National Museum Cardiff, they enjoyed record visitor figures in July and August with 134,813 visitors, exceeding their target by 23%. An exhibition survey found that 70% of visitors planned to visit ‘Hatching the Past’ before arriving at the Museum, rating the exhibition high for enjoyment.

The following touring exhibitions are currently available:

(Please contact us for information and booking schedules)

Services

 

We produce museum exhibitions, specializing in all aspects from design through to installation.

Services include:

 

Gondwana Studios also offers a range of dinosaur, Permian reptile and Australian megafauna casts and models to museums around the world. We send a percentage of the proceeds from cast sales to the institutions that provided the fossils for casting to help support scientific research.

Clients

We have worked for some of the world’s most prestigious museums. Our exhibit material has been distributed extensively worldwide.

Asia

  • ArtScience Museum, Singapore
  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Japan
  • Goshoura Cretaceous museum, Japan
  • Gunma Museum, Japan
  • Kazuo Museum, Japan
  • Sharjah Natural History Museum, United Arab Emirates
  • Seoul National Science Museum, South Korea
  • Toyohashi City Natural Science Museum, Japan
  • Toyohashi Museum of Natural History, Japan
  • Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan

Europe

  • BBC, U.K.
  • Dinosfera, Spain
  • Fondazione Idis – Città della Scienza, Italy
  • Horniman Museum, U.K.
  • Institut Català de Paleontologia, Spain
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • MUJA (Museo Jurásico De Asturias), Spain
  • MUSE (Museo delle Scienze), Italy
  • Musée des Dinosaures, France
  • Museum of Evolution, Sweden
  • National Museum Wales, U.K.
  • Natural History Museum of Denmark –
    University of Copenhagen

North America

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History
  • Berkley, University of California, U.S.A.
  • Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, U.S.A.
  • Denver Museum of Natural History
  • Dinamation International Society, U.S.A.
  • Duke University, U.S.A.
  • Field Museum, U.S.A.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • John Hopkins University, U.S.A.
  • Kenosha Public Museum, U.S.A.
  • Kent State University, U.S.A.
  • Natural History Museum of El Paso
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, U.S.A.
  • Planetario Alfa, Mexico
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Canada
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Canada
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, U.S.A.
  • State Museum of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Sternberg Museum, U.S.A.
  • Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
  • Texas Museum of Natural History
  • Texas Tech. University, U.S.A.
  • Universal Studios, U.S.A.
  • University of New Orleans, U.S.A.
  • Valdosta State University, U.S.A.

Oceania

  • Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Center, Australia
  • Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Australia
  • Australian Museum, Australia
  • Beyond International, Australia
  • Imaginarium Science Centre, Australia
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland, Australia
  • Museum of Victoria, Australia
  • Museums and Art Galleries of Northern Territory, Australia
  • National Dinosaur Museum, Australia
  • National Opal Collection, Australia
  • National Wool Museum, Australia
  • Otago Museum, New Zealand
  • Puke Ariki, New Zealand
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Australia
  • Queensland Museum, Australia
  • South Australian Museum, Australia
  • The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
  • University of Tasmania, Australia
  • University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Waikato Museum, New Zealand

Contact

GONDWANA STUDIOS PTY LTD
PO BOX 148 LAUNCESTON
TASMANIA 7250 AUSTRALIA

E: info@gondwanastudios.com

T: +61 418 367 282