Snapshots of a Vanished Environment
– Exceptional Fossils from the world famous Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone in Germany
Launched on EARTH DAY 2016:
Special Exhibition from April 22 until June 23, 2016
This exhibition presents 11 rare and exceptionally preserved fossil animals from the Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone in Germany, some up to 90 cm in diameter. It gives a glimpse into the environmental challenges these organisms faced 150 million years ago preserved in limestones of the world’s most famous fossil Lagerstaette.
The displayed fossils are ancestors of today’s fishes, shrimp, crabs, squid and lobster (Yu Ha Hai) -- all organisms people can relate to as the modern forms of these prehistoric animals are today part of our daily lifestyles. The exhibition reminds us about the new environmental challenges the modern descendants of these ancient ancestors face in today’s world where their survival is now threatened by human activities after millions of years of successful adaptation to natural environmental changes.
We acknowledge Dr. Martin Goerlich who kindly provided the fossils for this special exhibition.
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Details of the exhibition:
Venue: The Stephen Hui Geological Museum, Main Campus, HKU, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (Map)
Date: April 22, 2016 (Friday) to June 23, 2016 (Tuesday)
Regular Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 1pm to 6pm
Special Weekend Openings:
April 23, 30, May 7 (Saturdays), from 11a.m. to 6p.m.
May 14 (Saturday) and May 15 (Sunday) (International Museum Day weekend), from 11a.m. to 6p.m.
Venue: The Stephen Hui Geological Museum, Main Campus, HKU, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Free guided tours will be arranged at 2p.m.during the weekends.
Free of charge. No registration required.
Language: English (April 30); Speaker: Dr Petra Bach
Language: Cantonese (April 23 and May 7, 14, 15); Speaker: Dr Haz Cheung
Enquiry: Tel: +852 2241 5472