Moving along…

Curvy Blue Walls in Place - A backdrop for some impressive upcoming specimens

Curvy Blue Walls in Place - A backdrop for some impressive upcoming specimens

This week in the water gallery, staff continues to work on multiple projects at once. The exhibit space is divided in two sections:  the wing area by the entrance to the exhibit which will be dedicated entirely to the subject of oceans, and the back hall section which will be all about freshwater.  The priority at the moment is getting all of the support structures in place, including some curvy blue walls which will support exhibits and act as protection for the displays.  These blue walls will be in the oceans section of the exhibit, and provide a background for all kinds of specimens.   One of these specimens is a giant sea turtle model, which serves as an example of how it’s possible for certain creatures to survive in an environment as vast as an ocean.  It is expected that this step in installation will be done by the 19th of April and afterwards the rest of the specimens can start being moved into the exhibit!  This description barely scratches the surface of what the water gallery offers, so make sure you come in to visit after May 22nd to really get the whole experience!

About Kate Beresford

As a Guest Services Host at the Museum of Nature since 2006, I get to see the visitor’s reactions to the museum first hand and speak with them about their experiences here; what they like and what they don’t! No two days are ever the same! My background is in Art and Culture and I’ve had the opportunity to work in a few different museums and galleries across Canada and in the UK, which has only increased my interest in and love for museums. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share some behind the scenes information with you all!
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