Specimen of the Week: Week 169
By Dean W Veall, on 5 January 2015
Dean Veall here. A very Happy New Year to all our readers. I thought I would start 2015 BIG, 26ft and 6in BIG to be quite exact. This specimen belongs to the group containing the biggest animals to have ever lived. It is also part of the BIGGEST ever fundraising campaign the Museum has ever run, Bone Idols: Protecting our Iconic Skeletons.
The Bone Idols project involves a series of interventions on 39 of our largely uncollectable specimens which includes re-casing some, completely remonting others and cleaning of these specimens that have been on open display since the 1820’s. This week’s Specimen of the Week is……