Natural World of Man – The Art of Conservation

26th July - 11th September 2022

An exhibition inspired by some of the conservation and environmental achievements of Peter Scott, renowned not only as an artist, but as one of the most important conservationists of the twentieth century.

Work by Peter Scott will be displayed with other works by well-known artists that draw attention to some of Peter Scott’s passions. The exhibition will include 'Dodo' by Nick Bibby from Pangolin's 'Bones to Bronze' project.

The 'Bones to Bronze' project was conceived to realise extinct creatures in three-dimensional form using the most thorough archival research combined with forensic techniques to extrapolate from the meagre remains that still exist. Dr Carl Jones, Director of the Mauritian wildlife conservation programme for many years, together with Rungwe Kingdon and Claude Koenig, directors of Britain's leading sculpture foundry, Pangolin Editions, enlisted the help and expertise of Dr Nick Arnold of the Natural History Museum, Errol Fuller and Dr Julian Pender Hume, authors in the field of extinct species and Natural History. Their conclusions became the raw data which enabled the sculptor Nick Bibby to use his skill and knowledge to recreate three-dimensional models of the chosen species.

The 'Dodo' is on loan from Gallery Pangolin.

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Natural World of Man – The Art of Conservation