Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The National Museum of Scotland

A 47 million pound renovation, a full-scale replica of a T-Rex, and 8,000 artifacts on display. Good gracious, what could we be talking about? Why the reopening of the National Museum of Scotland, of course! After a three-year revamping, the museum has been taken back to its original Victorian glory. It first opened in 1866 with cutting-edge architecture at the time, but over the years most of its artifacts were tucked away to gather dust in cramped storage spaces. The renovation has changed this, though, said curator Alex Hayward, stating, “We just assembled objects because they were surprising, or beautiful, or thought-provoking.” The full restoration will be completed by 2020, though only small projects remain.

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