High fliers in the low countries

Regualr readers will know all about the great pterosaur exhibit of London as set up by Mark Witton, Darren Naish and others. Well, now it has moved on and is currently on display  in the Netherlands courtesy of pterosaur researcher Andre Veldmeijer. You can see a short news report (and video) of the exhibit in Rotterdam here and Andre has also sent on some photos of the exhibit (photos property of Adri ‘t Hooft Photographic Services) which are included here..

 In addition to the models and graphics from the London exhibit, the museum has also collected together a bunch of original pterosaur specimens from around Europe fopr the exhibit, so even those who made it to the brief stint on the South Bank might find the trip worthwhile.

2 Responses to “High fliers in the low countries”

  1. 1 Kilian Hekhuis 28/09/2010 at 10:02 am

    I already heard of it, and I’ll definitely try to visit (although Rotterdam doesn’t feel that much closer than London :)). In the science supplement of one of the major daily newspapers (De Volkskrant), a short review was posted that was the epitome of bad journalism – to summerize, the “journalist” wrote that seeing all those frail, clumsy bodies with flat feet, it was no wonder this already dead-end of evolution was dealt the final blow in the mass extinction. I almost wrote an angry letter, if I thought it would’ve helped…

  2. 2 Kilian Hekhuis 23/05/2011 at 4:16 pm

    The post on Tetrapod Zoology reminded me of this, and I can say that I actually visited the Rotterdam exposition (somewhere in March, just before it closed), and greatly enjoyed it (although unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to take pictures due to “copyright issues” – I mean, come on, I was just taking pictures of my kids in front of the giant models /rant).

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