Rock Fossils on Tour
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“Rock Meets Rock!” – Rock music meets geological history. Paleontologists not only research fossilized creatures – some of them are also big fans of rock music. To honor their idols, they sometimes name scientific finds after bands and musicians. Scientifically and didactically exciting, the exhibition “Rock Fossils on Tour” features three-dimensional, realistic models of fossils named after bands or rock stars: Sid Vicious, “Lemmy” Kilmister, Mick Jagger, Frank Zappa, King Diamond, Alissa White-Gluz, and many others. Exhibits range from finely crafted, lifelike models to a 2-meter-wide fossil couch. 14 stations invite visitors to marvel at the bizarre yet aesthetically pleasing “Rock Fossils.” Listening stations allow visitors to sample the music of the eponymous bands, and children can ride trilobite bikes around the mammoths in the Hall of Whales and Elephants. A prominent addition to the exhibition in Frankfurt is a fossil called Ophiura tankardi. It was only recently named by researchers from Luxembourg after the Frankfurt thrash metal band Tankard.
Our thanks to the team of the traveling exhibition “Rock Fossils on Tour”: 10 Tons, Rune Fjord Studio, Dr. Jesper Milán, Geomuseum Faxe, Prof. Mats E. Eriksson, and Dr. Achim G. Reisdorf.
Exhibition team in Frankfurt: Dr. Thorolf Müller, Ingo Watjer, Hildegard Enting, Anna Frenkel, Dr. Torben Riehl, Ferit Senal, Frank Furrer, Juliane Eichenberg, Lena Sistig, Christina Höfling, Peter Jäger, Sven Tränkner, Torben Riehl, Mika Kobayashi.
We thank the Natural History Museum in Berne, the Fossil Museum in Dotternhausen, the Natural History Museum in Chemnitz, and the National Museum for Natural History in Luxembourg for their contributions.