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.
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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.
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’
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.
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.
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We produce museum exhibitions, specializing in all aspects from design through to installation.
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.
We have worked for some of the world’s most prestigious museums. Our exhibit material has been distributed extensively worldwide.