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Department of Zoology


From Museum Collections Manager, Matt Lowe:

Some of you may have noticed the absence of the whale shed from the New Museum’s Site car park, and the subsequent appearance of our favourite cetacean (skull) in its new home. The skull was craned into the new foyer very early on Saturday morning (6 June) with the help of our external conservators Nigel Larkin, Phil Rye – with help on camera and car park duty from Roz Wade, Shelley Bolderson – all coordinated by the ever capable Polly Hodgson and mild panic provided by myself.

For those of you who missed it – well, we timelapsed it for you and accompanied the video with singing from the Ocean Song Project (the next workshop will be held at the Cambridge Museum of Technology on 21st June – Bookings can be made here: )


Cambridge News coverage includes the timelapse video: