Model, resin, CAD cam rapid prototype master model for the obverse of a medal commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), by Peter Musson, Britain (London), 2002
Diameter: 73 mm
This commemorative medal marking the 50th year of the discovery of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) was the winning entry of The Royal Mint competition, 2002.
Purchased together with A.9:1 to 10-2003, from the artist.
Resin, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) cam rapid prototype master model (obverse) for a medal commemorating 50th anniversary of the discovery of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). Obverse: depicts the double helix of the DNA structure and irregular concentric lines.
See also WID 2003 acquisitions of sketch book, computer renders of the medal and one animation of the medal.
Peter Musson's medal commemorates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). It was the winning design in the Royal Mint competition of 2002 for the Royal College of Art. Musson used computer software to create the design. A Cad Cam milling machine was used to cut the model, but traditional methods were used to cast the silver medal. With this acquisition, the Museum is able to represent the whole design process from original idea to finished medal.