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10K is not a large budget for something that size. Someone is going to have to get real creative...

Britt

On 8/3/16 11:32 AM, Kask, Virge wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I have a colleague working on an exhibit for our Collections Department. Please read the following
> inquiry and let me know if you have suggestions. I can send a photo showing a mockup of the exhibit
> with the giant ant if you email me privately off the Listserve:
>
> I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a natural history model fabricator in the New
> England area. As part of an exhibit on army ants and their so-called “guests" (symbionts), we are
> looking to get a giant army ant model made with some of the guests attached. You can get some idea
> of what we're envisioning in the attached mock-up (although this was created with a generic
> ant, not /Eciton burchellii/). The ant could end up being anywhere between 8 and 12 feet long, and
> we are open to materials/fabrication techniques, with the major criteria being that it will be
> accessible to people touching it, and the lifespan of the model needs to be 4-5 years. We are
> looking for a representational level of detail, not an exact biological reproduction. We have up to
> $10K budgeted for the project, depending on the level of sophistication provided. We would consider
> anything from an individual artist to a larger firm, with a preference for the more personal.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Virge Kask
>

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