As preparation continues for our blue whale skeleton's move to Hintze Hall, the company behind the manufacture of its new armature have paid a visit to deliver a not-so-tiny replica.
This 1.5 metre model of the blue whale is hung in a scale replica of Hintze Hall, made by the Museum joiners and painters. Having an accurate scale model will help the team to work out the exact positioning of the specimen in its new space, as well as how its weight will be supported.
The model is soon to go on display in the Darwin Centre's Pop-up Conservation Studio, where you can also pay a visit to see our conservators hard at work preparing portions of the giant skeleton for display.
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