Yorkshire’s Jurassic World, The Yorkshire Museum
Yorkshire’s Jurassic World is a major new exhibition designed by Bright White Ltd for York Museums Trust. It tells the remarkable story of Yorkshire's dramatically changing landscape and of the creatures that inhabited it millions of years ago.
Digital augmentation can help us to find meaning in difficult-to-interpret fossil specimens and within the gallery can be found two ColliderCases, interpreting very different objects, each with their own display challenges.
The first is a fantastic piece from the York Museum’s Trust collection. The fossil was discovered by Martin Rigby in 2015 in Saltwick Bay, near Whitby. It contains a secret, hidden in time. The fossilised ribs of an ichthyosaur, a type of Sea Dragon, are well defined, however the real significance of this rare and beautiful piece might be easily missed by the untrained eye. It contains the unborn embryos of the ichthyosaur and the digital interpretation highlights the vertebrae of each individual dragon baby.