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Fake Rock, Real Sand: The making of the exhibition 'Sahara - living desert'
SPPC/GCG Conference
Platform presentation (20 minutes)
*Michaela Forthuber

In 2006, the State Museum of Natural History in Braunschweig, Germany, hosted a special exhibition on the Sahara desert, focussed on the animals and plants and their adaptations to the environmental challenges of the desert climate, the change from a green desert in former times to today�s ocean of sand, plus an additional component on how human beings are able to live there.

The way that the impression of a desert was achieved by using styrofoam, tile mortar and real Sahara sand to build an artificial rock face and a sand dune area is described.

Images of the finished exhibition are also shown.

London 2020