Palaeoart – Reconstructing the Past

Giant ground sloth

Megatherium americanum

George Johann Scharf (1788–1860)

Watercolour on paper


  • This exhibition has now closed.

    1 November 2019 - 23 April 2020 

  • Free for everyone

This exhibition has now closed.

Palaeoart is the term used to describe artwork that attempts to reconstruct prehistoric animals and their habitats using fossil material and the latest scientific knowledge.

This display brought together a wide range of palaeoart, from nearly 200 years ago to the present day.