Happy World Intellectual Property Day!


Growing up each of us has unique experiences, trials, and solutions for our problems.  This is what builds and develops our individual thought and is valuable both socially and financially. One important way to keep promoting individual thought and creativity is by recognizing intellectual property.

Any time we use a song for our exhibit, a piece of art, a graphic design element, a web page element or video clip we ensure that the creator of that element is compensated by whatever means they prefer.  This compensation can be money, recognition, or both.  Exhibits do not have to be expensive but they are not free. It is far too easy to cut corners by using plagiarized science or pirated images.

A successful product comes not only from the intellect and abilities of artists and authors, but also the welders, carpenters, illustrators, manufacturers, sales people, entrepreneurs, workers, (and especially in this day and age) web designers and programmers. It is the intellect of all the individuals involved in a project that is valuable and deserves recognition.

The 2016 World Intellectual Property Day is dedicated to those that work digitally. Check it out at www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/

We thank all of the collective brains that invested energy to make Silver Plume Exhibitions a reality and both of our exhibits successful.

Dinosaurs Take Flight 


The Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, WY

Bürgermeister-Müller-Museum, Solnhofen, Germany

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany


Gary Staab Kearney, Missouri

Luis V. Rey London, England

Julius T. Csotonyi, Vancouver, BC

William Stout, Pasadena, Calafornia

Dennis Wilson Denver, Colorado

Mark Hallett Portland, Oregon


Jacques Gauthier PhD. (Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Yale Peabody Museum)

Richard Kissel PhD. (Director of Public Programs, Yale Peabody Museum)

Ryan Carney (Brown University, http://www.RyanCarney.com)

David Burnham (Kansas State University)

Todd Green (Oklahoma State University)

Production Support

Sally Pollatto (Graphic designer, Yale Peabody Museum)

Laura Freidman (Exhibit designer, Yale Peabody Museum)

Angie Guyon (General Manager, The Wyoming Dinosaur Center)

Alison Magovern (Graphic Support)

Lee Keeler (Framed Image)

Mark Castellano (Music)

George Downing (Narration)

Special Thanks

Florence & Charlie Magovern

The Regester Family

Joe Speth

Dr. Burkhard Pohl

Martin Görlich

Raimund Albersdoerfer


Wellenhofer, Peter. Archaeopteryx: The Icon of Evolution. Munich, Germany: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, 2009.

Chambers, Paul.  Bones of Contention, The Archaeopteryx Scandals. London, England: John Murray Ltd, 2002.

Hanson, Thor.  Feathers, The Evolution of a Natural Miracle. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2011.

Carney, R. et. al. “New evidence on the colour and nature of the isolated Archaeopteryx feather.” Nature Communications. Jan. 24, 2012.

Erickson, G. et. al. “Was Dinosaurian Physiology Inherited by Birds? Reconciling Slow Growth in Archaeopteryx.” POLS one. Oct. 9, 2009.

Foth, C. et. al. “New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers.” Nature 511, 79-82. July 2, 2014.


Hatching the Past and Tiny Titans

StoneCompany.com  Boulder, Colorado

Gondwana Studios Tasmania, Australia

Contributing Scientists:

Robert  T. Bakker, Curator, Paleontology Department Houston Museum of Natural Science

Kenneth Carpenter, Chief Preparator, Curator of Paleontology Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Luis Chiappe, Curator and Chairman, Division of Paleontology Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Karen Chin, Curator of Paleontology University of Colorado Museum, Boulder

Philip J. Currie, Head of Dinosaur Research Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta, Canada

Jacques Gauthier, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Peabody Museum, Yale University

Karl Hirsch (deceased) University of Colorado, Boulder

John “Jack” Horner, Curator of Paleontology Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies

Jinyuan Liu, Curator Dalian Natural History Museum, China

Matthew T. Mossbrucker, Director Morrison Natural History Museum, Colorado

Mark Norell, Curator and Chairman, Division of Paleontology American Museum of Natural History

Darla Zelenitsky University of Calgary Alberta, Canada

Exhibition Photographer:

Louie Psihoyos Boulder, Colorado

Contributing Artists:     

Brian Cooley Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mark Hallett Portland, Oregon

William Monteleone Alista Viejo, California

Gregory Paul Baltimore, Maryland

John Sibbick London, England

Gary Staab Kearney, Missouri

Luis V. Rey London, England

Dennis Wilson Denver, Colorado

Design and Production Support:

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut

Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


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