Natural History Productions has over twenty years experience in exhibition production.
Exhibition production involves a coming together of many skills and disciplines. We work effectively with designers, scientists, curators, producers, tradesmen & technicians. We liaise with many levels of government, the community & business stakeholders. We assist with project logistics which includes the employment & management of contractors.
Concepts & Design
With Industry & technical knowledge let us help you realise your concept & execute your vision. We work with your concepts & designs or can draft practical display designs & plans, incorporating all elements to best effect. This is further supported with our vast network of museum contacts, natural history scientists, artists, graphic designers, printers and specialist trades.
Below is a number of organisations & exhibitions the NHP & Ewin Wood has been involved in over the last twenty years
Kakadu National Park Visitor & Cultural Centres Major maintenance program involving the restoration & production of interpretive displays & exhibits. Design and refurbishment of New Bowali Billabong Display
Melbourne Zoo Monkey Exhibits production & installation of exhibits.
Crocosaurus Cove World of Crocodiles Exhibition production & installation of fourteen scientific crocodilian models and Installation into World of Crocodiles Exhibition
Litchfield National Park Design and production & installation of interpretive displays.
David Lancashire Design Burnie Visitor Centre & Cultural precinct Makers Workshop Exhibition. Production of long term display items.
Clyde Peelings Reptile Land USA. Produce & deliver four scientific crocodilian models & two large skulls to USA for travelling exhibition.
Nyinkka Nyunyu Cultural Centre (Tennant Creek, N.T) Supervising a team of local CDEP participants to create an Award-winning Culture Centre. Involving field research, permit approval collection and preparation of Bush Tucker, Bird, reptile and mammal taxidermy. Creation of contemporary and traditional social history displays. The handling and installation of sensitive artefact and display material.
National Museum of Australia Production & on site installation of ant lion interactive Insect display.
2006 N.T. Education Dept. Royal Darwin Show Exibition production of stylised thematic enlarged scale furniture
2005 Melbourne Museum & Commonwealth Games Exhibits. Commissioned to produce large nesting red gum tree replica for the endangered southern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (KARAK) display.
2005 Melbourne Museum 150th Anniversary Exhibition. Building of customised mounts and supports for historic and scientific collection objects including sensitive holotypes. Installation of exhibits.
2004 Bugs Alive Exhibition Large-scale anatomical model making, exhibition installation
From 1988 – 2000 Ewin worked as a Preparator at The Museum of Victoria in Melbourne. Below are some major exhibition projects he was involved in.
1995-2000 New Melbourne Museum Production of new Exhibitions & displays for the New Museum in Carlton Gardens Practical and logisical involvement in the re-location of the massive Natural History Collection from the Old Museum of Victoria to its new collection storage facility.
1995 Oceans of Life Exibition Display preparation. Scientific model making. Diorama creation
1993-98 Blue Whale Project team Preparation of complete blue whale skeleton.
1993 Deserts to Rainforest’s Taxidermy of Australian native animals. Restoration of collection mounts Habitat recreation and installation of material into showcases.
1989 Dinosaurs Alive Moulding/casting & articulation of complete dinosaur skeletons
1988-95 Koorie (Museum Victoria/ Koorie Heritage Trust Victoria) Moulding/casting and installation of a large scale river red gum canoe scar tree. Bush Tucker and artefact display ongoing artefact replication and display upgrades.
Other exhibitions during this time include; Pharlap, Great Russian Dinosaurs, Butterflies of the World, Antarctica, T-Rex Surfs the Net, Gargantuans, Scienceworks exhibits, Melbourne Flower Show and many more.