Friday, 30 January 2015

Dippy Protests

Yesterday's news that the Natural History Museum in London is to remove "Dippy", its plaster-cast model of a Diplodocus skeleton donated by Andrew Carnegie at the request of King Edward VII, has caused a Twitter storm of protest (#SaveDippy). The furore has made ArtDaily's lead story today (CLICK). Shown is an artist's impression of how the Blue Whale Skeleton will look when installed in 2017. It will be hung in a dramatic diving posture. This whale is a real skeleton, not a cast of an exhibit in a US museum. And whales need our help. They have been brought close to extinction. Dippy's future has yet to be decided. It may go on tour (CLICK).


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