Bare bones includes: 17 displays featuring real skeletal animal specimens. Display cases, interpretation, graphics, a suite of interactives and high definition wall images are included. The hands on interactives include some high grade copies of real skulls. The exhibition is family friendly but also works with science national curriculum. The exhibition appeals to cross genre science and art based themes. Previous hires have created arts based workshops using the exhibition as inspiration.
The exhibition also involves a Bare bones app which allows visitors to see the specimens come to life via smartphone technology. This is applied to some of the cases, please ask for more information.
The specimens have been chosen to tell specific stories:
Osprey – Birds of prey
White throated monitor lizard – Lizards
Meerkat – Insectivorous mammals
Ring-tailed lemur – Primates
Grey heron – Wading birds
Cat, dog and mouse – Comparative display of canines and felines
Coypu – Rodents
Common frog – Amphibians
Thornback ray – Cartilaginous fishes
Carrion crow – Corvid birds
Sea bream – Bony fishes
Burmese python – Snakes
Wallaby – Marsupials
Emperor tamarin – Monkeys
Rhea – Flightless birds
Sheep – Hooved animals.
Bull shark skull – Shark dentition
17 displays featuring real animal skeletons. Display cases, interpretation, graphics, a suite of interactives and high definition wall images are included. AV of X-ray images included.
The interactive elements are physical components of the exhibition. These include a hands on investigating bench of different skull types and a magnetic representation of a horse skeleton. graphics discuss each skeleton and talk about the anatomy of the animal chosen.