Australian Museum partners with international agency, Flying Fish, to tour award-winning Tyrannosaurs exhibition to international markets.
Friday 11 December 2015: The Australian Museum (AM) has appointed touring exhibition agency Flying Fish to take the acclaimed and popular exhibition Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family to a global audience.
With more than 450,000 visitors to the exhibition in venues across Australia and New Zealand, the AM is now touring Tyrannosaurs to the North American market.
“Collaborating with the established and reputable touring agency Flying Fish will help us increase the AM’s international reach,” Kim McKay AO, Executive Director and CEO of the Australian Museum said.
“We are excited that this innovative exhibition can now be enjoyed by North American audiences and that Flying Fish will assist us to strengthen the AM’s international reputation.”
Flying Fish has an established global network and maintains offices in both Australia and the United States of America. This partnership allows the AM to reach museums and science centres across Canada and the USA for the first time.
“Our team has extensive experience in international touring exhibition sales, management, and execution,” Jay Brown, Managing Director, Consultancy and Global Projects, Flying Fish, said.
“We are very excited to be working with the Australian Museum and to represent an exhibition like Tyrannosaurs that has incredible global appeal thanks to the universal love of dinosaurs, as well as the incredible quality of the exhibition that the Australian Museum has created.”
Produced by the AM’s in-house team of exhibition designers and producers, Tyrannosaurs promises to be a hit in every museum or science centre where it is presented.
“The enduring appeal of T-rex and his recently revised family tree has left the world hungry for more dinosaurs,” Steven Alderton, AM’s Director of Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections, said.
Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family showcases the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree, provides a snapshot of dinosaur life and illustrates how this group became the world’s top predators.
With more than 10 life-sized dinosaur casts, including one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucai, as well as fossils and interactive displays, the exhibition is a multimedia experience that will engage and excite children and adults alike.
Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family premiered at the Australian Museum in 2013, and was awarded the ‘2014 Best Temporary or Travelling Exhibition’ at the Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA).
It has since been exhibited at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand, Scienceworks in Melbourne, Australia and is currently showing at Newcastle Museum, Australia until 28 February 2016.