Lyme Regis Museum Presents Mary Anning and the Men of Science

. November 10, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Lyme Regis Museum presents Mary Anning and the Men of Science, on view now through spring 2011.

Mary Anning (1799-1847) was a largely self-educated, working class woman from Lyme Regis who became the greatest fossil-hunter the world has ever known. She worked as a respected professional alongside people outside her social class – unusual for her time.

This exhibition explores Mary’s relationships with the great men of science of her day – William Buckland, William Conybeare and Henry de la Beche. It includes unique Mary Anning material on loan from other museums and features the newly-conserved coprolite (fossil dung) table owned by Buckland. For fun, there is a 3-D re-creation of de la Beche’s famous vision of ancient Dorset Duria Antiquior, created by artist Darrell Wakelam in partnership with local children.

This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Royal Society.

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