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Article: Illustration Techniques for Palaeontolological Exhibits

Special Papers in Palaeontology - No. 22 - Cover Image
Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 22
Thematic Volume: Curration of Palaeontology Collections
Edited By: M. G. Bassett
Publication Date: 1979
Page(s): 189 208
Authored By: Terry L. Chase
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CHASE, T.L. 1979. Illustration Techniques for Palaeontolological Exhibits. IN BASSET, M.G. (ed.) Curration of Palaeontology Collections. Special Papers in Palaeontology22, 189-208.

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Illustrations play a major role in the success of any palaeontological exhibit. To be effective they should be clear and simple, as well as aesthetically pleasing and durable. Techniques for preparing murals, diorama backgrounds, easel paintings, photographs, and drawings are discussed, with special emphasis on their use in palaeontological exhibits. Means for protecting illustrations from photodegradation, proper techniques for mounting illustrations for exhibition, and a procedure for printing illustrations directly on exhibit panels by means of silk screening are also described.

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