MASTER REPLICAS GROUP SIGNS LICENSE WITH THE SMITHSONIAN TO MAKE SPACE-RELATED AND DINOSAUR FOSSIL REPLICAS
Zieglerville, PA. October 12, 2018 - Master Replicas Group, a specialty retail brand
specializing in licensed paleontological, aerospace, and science fiction collectibles, has entered into a licensing agreement with the steward of the world’s biggest fossil collection and authority on space exploration, the Smithsonian Institution. The range will include collectible items that replicate some of their most exciting prehistoric fossils, housed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, as well as assets from the collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Master Replicas Group will begin manufacturing immediately and expect to release their first replicas around the time of the opening of the National Museum of Natural History’s new Deep Time exhibit, scheduled for June 8, 2019. The product line will range from hand-sized dinosaur teeth and claws, up to a four-foot replica of the skull of the nation’s T-rex.
Master Replicas Group shares in the Smithsonian’s passion for detail and authenticity and hopes to inspire a new generation of dinosaur lovers and future scientists.
About the Smithsonian Institution
Since its founding in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution has been committed to inspiring generations through knowledge and discovery. It is the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, consisting of 19 museums, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. There are 6,500 Smithsonian employees and 6,300 volunteers. There were 30 million visits to the Smithsonian in 2017. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 155 million, of which 146 million are scientific specimens at the National Museum of Natural History.