Museum and exhibit work
My experience in exhibit work began over a decade ago when I was involved in the redesign of the Berlin natural history museum dinosaur hall in Germany, home to the largest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world (Giraffatitan) and the most famous fossil, Archaeopteryx. This work was carried out alongside mentor (and then paleontology curator) Dr. David Unwin, now associate professor in Europe’s leading Museum Studies department at the University of Leicester.
In 2008, I established – and began to co-curate, with Prof. Samir Zouhri – the first major collection of fossil vertebrates from the Cretaceous of Morocco at the Faculté des Sciences Aïn Chock, Casablanca.
I served as the principal scientific advisor for a major National Geographic paleontology exhibit (see videos below). I was involved in all aspects of the process (exhibit layout, content creation, design, AV content etc.) working with exhibit specialists, artists, and researchers. The exhibit has been hugely successful and has travelled to major museums around the world (Museo di Storia Naturale in Milan, Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, National Geographic Museum in Washington, Science Museum of Barcelona) and has attracted around 700,000 visitors between September 2014 and August 2017.
Most recently I worked with the Lokschuppen Rosenheim (Germany) on a new exhibit (Saurier - Giganten der Meere) which features the most accurate life-size reconstruction of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus in the world.
I am also a member of the scientific committee for the Italian traveling exhibit ''Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa'' (ongoing).