Gondwana Studios is an Australian based company that specializes in the production of Museum quality displays. We have been producing scientifically accurate fossil casts for national and international markets since 1991. Our experienced team has traveled internationally molding and casting fossil specimens for Museums around the world.
Gondwana Studios evolved from the casting Department of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Our team of technicians were given permission to manufacture moulds from the ‘Great Russian Dinosaurs’ Exhibition from the Palaeontological Institute of Moscow, which toured Australia and the United States of America in the 1990s.
Gondwana Studios currently produces a range of dinosaur, Permian reptile and Australian megafauna casts as well as fleshed models made from lightweight durable resins.
A percentage of the proceeds made from the sales of casts by Gondwana Studios is returned to the institutions that provided the fossils for casting, to help support scientific research
Our Services Include:
Working with fragile original material we create highly accurate reproductions using the most up to date molding techniques and materials available. Casts are produced using rotational and pressure casting systems delivering the highest quality product. Models are created using all available reference material to achieve accurate interpretations. All our skeletons are pre-articulated and disassemble for easy transportation worldwide.
The quality standards of the casts produced has been identified as amongst the highest in the world according to Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich from the Monash University, Melbourne.
Our objectives are to produce, to the highest quality, custom museum displays for both national and international distribution.
All products are designed to be:
Our exhibit material has been distributed extensively worldwide. Several items went on display in Steven Spielberg's Lost World Exhibition in 1997. Since then our team has produced three travelling exhibitions, two entitled Ghosts of the Great Russian Dinosaurs, in conjunction with the Monash University, and Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies in conjunction with StoneCompany.com
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Center, Australia
Dinamation International Society, U.S.A.
Kuzuo Town Museum, Japan
Texas Museum of Natural History, U.S.A.
Toyohashi City Natural Science Museum, Japan
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery at Inveresk
Facility at Inveresk
Peter Norton and Hank Van Tienen with Probactrosaurus cast
Hank Van Tienen with a Tarbosaur cast under construction
Laurie Austin working on the Protoceratops model
Taxidermist Gerald Schnitzhofer preparing specimens for Japanese exhibition
Rotational casting machine used for producing lightweight casts
Opalised Plesiosaur on display at the National Opal Collection, Sydney