Se andate ora al Natural History Museum vedrete che il buon vecchio Dippy, che era una copia creata da uno scheletro vero di Diplodocus trovato nel 1800 nel Wyoming negli Stati Uniti, non c’è più. Dopo 109 anni si sente l’assenza.

Ma non preoccupatevi al suo posto abbiamo Hope la Balena, lo scheletro di una balena insabbiata in Irlanda nel 1891. Si chiama Hope per significare la speranza in un futuro sostenibile.

Appendere uno scheletro enorme come quello di Hope dal soffitto non è un’opera facile. Potete guardare il video qui sotto per vedere come è stata montata la balena.



1 day to go to the reopening of #HintzeHall: Hope joins a pod of #MuseumWhales spread across the globe, from the Australian Museum in Sydney through to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. If you can’t make it to us in London, see if there is a natural history museum near you that also features a whale. Visitors to the Museum can say hello to Hope and see all the other new displays in the Hall from 10.00 tomorrow, 14 July. Tonight, if you are a UK resident, don’t miss the BBC Horizon documentary on the behind-the-scenes transformation of Hintze Hall, Dippy and the Whale, that will air on BBC Two at 21.00to 22.00 BST. For those of you who see the programme (and for those who don’t!) we will be hosting a special #NHM_Live on Facebook and on Periscope shortly after the broadcast, to take your questions about the new display, so watch out for the link once it goes live on either platform. #HintzeHall #BlueWhaleSkeleton #BlueWhale #HopeTheBlueWhale #MuseumWhales #BalaenopteraMusculus #Balaenoptera #Wildlife #DippyOnTour #Biodiversity #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #NaturalHistoryMuseumLondon #Museum

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