Carrie Ball at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery introduces a short film about the 'Microderoceras Birchi Ammonite' named after a mysterious man called Colonel Birch.
The short film provides details about Ammonites and 'The Curious Case of Colonel Birch', the history about Colonel Birch and the famous fossil hunter, Mary Anning.
The Ammonite features in The Dinosaur Gallery: Exploring Lost Worlds exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK.
This film is one of a series of short films profiling the star objects in the Dinosaur Gallery at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. This and other films are also available on the Leicester Museums & Galleries YouTube channel.
Animation by Mandeep Kaur-Lakhan. Filmed and edited by Richard Baldwin at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK and produced by Glass Page in Leicester, UK 2011.