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Department of Earth Sciences

The Duria Antiquior painting of ancient Dorset recreated with household items

Early in the first lockdown, the Getty Museum challenged social media users to recreate artworks from its collection using household objects.

The Sedgwick Museum, alongside their social media followers, got to work recreating the famous Duria Antiquior – a painting depicting the ancient Dorset shoreline teaming with creatures from a by-gone world.  They used the #DIYDuria hashtag to collect homemade sealife - including ammonites, belemnites and ichthyosaurs - all crafted from teaspoons, vegetables, Lego and more.

Follow the link below to view the gallery!