This exhibition is a unique one: behind the natural history are people with passion and humor. And many paleontologists have a fondness for genuine, unabashed rock music - researchers are fans too! This is exactly what made ROCK FOSSILS a point of interest. Even for an audience that is usually rather unrepresented in museums, the generation of the 20-40-year old gig and club goers. Tens of thousands of enthused visitors to this special exhibition speak volumes. Just like the ROCK FOSSILS tagline: "Yes, it's love!" Love of fossils and love of music. Of sciences as well as of the arts. Nature as well as culture.
The exhibition was first opened in 2013 in Geomuseum Faxe, Denmark - to huge success, with the actual Rockstar King Diamond attending and revealing the fossil named in his honour! and worldwide media attention. Since then, ROCK FOSSILS has toured throughout the international museum and music landscape. In museums in Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg. They’re all ready and waiting backstage to be discovered, dug up and shown by curators worldwide.
»For the love of music and fossils. Here you have the love of the arts as well as science, the love of culture and nature.«
»This exhibition simply belongs here.«
»A show presenting music legends and an homage to passion.«
»Rock Fossils’ explores the history of the earth with the evolution of innate music taste.«
»Michael Jackson is a hermit crab, Mick Jagger an ancient hippopotamus, Jim Morrison a lizard – everything is just as it should be.«
»Fossils that are devilishly rock 'n' roll.«
»A success factor could be the bewildering link between two fields that have nothing to do with one another.«
»The ‘Rock Fossils’ Exhibition is like an unknown band at a festival that steals the show from the headliners.«