A Bird in the Hand

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

An art installation by Great North Museum: Hancock Fellow Dr Marianne Wilde

Glass bird


Until 10 April 2016 (historic exhibition)


A bird in the hand … is inspired by the Great North Museum: Hancock collections, the extinction of the Great Auk and the possibilities of using ancient DNA to reintroduce extinct species.

Dr Marianne Wilde is an Associate Researcher from Fine Art in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University.

The Great North Museum: Hancock Fellowship programme provides a platform for Newcastle University academic staff to showcase their research through publically accessible displays, resources, events and outreach activities.