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Natural History Museum and Potato partner for blue whale digital experience

Dippy's replacement at the Natural History Museum is in place New home! The blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum
Edmund Wade | 15 July, 2017, 00:18

Dippy the Diplodocus is one of the Natural History Museum's most recognisable residents.

The whale skeleton has replaced Dippy the Diplodocus, which first went on display in 1979.

Consultancy Casson Mann has made a blue whale skeleton called Hope the focal point of the redesign, as the institution looks to transition to a "museum of the future". "I remember visiting the Museum as a child and being amazed when I came face-to-face with the blue whale skeleton we are now unveiling in Hintze Hall".

"We also wanted to enable our global audience to explore elements of our blue whale's astonishing story via our website, without compromising the experience for either viewer".

Now, to co-inside with the new focus on the mammal, an exhibition has opened today that dives into their world and explores how they have adapted over time.

Rather than offset her demure Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress with a pair of trusty LK Bennett Sledge courts, she looked to Prada for a pair of scalloped burgundy suede stiletto sandals.

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge (35) might be one of the most stylish women in the world, but her personal style is predictable. Meanwhile, Hintze Hall will reopen to the public today after six months of refurbishment.

Kate, who is a patron of the museum, and the famous naturalist will be among the first to see the 25-metre long skeleton suspended from the ceiling. In 2014, a British-Australian billionaire businessman and philanthropist - Sir Michael Hintze (above) - donated £5 million to the Natural History Museum.

Fans of Dippy need not despair as the replica will in any case be preserved for posterity in a bronze cast to be placed outside the museum.

This Natural History Museum says it has reached the end of a three-year project to install the skeleton of "Hope", a female blue whale skeleton, in the museum's central space.

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