Natural History Museum revamp focuses on "authenticity"

Posted July 15, 2017

She debuted the cut on July 3 at Wimbledon, before turning heads again at Britain's Museum of Natural History on Thursday in London. Instead hangs the skeleton of an unnamed blue whale. Chief digital and product officer at the museum, Piers Jones, says the museum wanted a "highly visual experience that would work in-gallery and on mobile" so visitors could engage with information about the whale in their own pace, whether they visited the museum in person or via the web app.

However, the museum went ahead with the blue whale swap and made a decision to send Dippy on a nationwide tour of museums and galleries, including a stint at Norwich Cathedral in 2020.

But its impressive Hintze Hall is now dominated by the new arrival called Hope.

The museum bought the skeleton and initially displayed it in the Mammal Hall in 1934, where it was suspended above a real-size model of a blue whale - however, it was not in full view.

Dressed in a pale blue A-line dress with short sleeves, Middleton opted for no jewelry for the occasion, but paired her looked with black Prada strappy heels.

The museum has been closed for refurbishment for six months and reopened its doors to the public on Friday (14 July). "Suspending such a large, complex and historical specimen from a Victorian ceiling was always going to be challenging, but we were determined to show her in as lifelike position as possible and we are thrilled that the result is truly spectacular". As a result, the iconic Diplodocus skeleton "Dippy", will tour around the United Kingdom for three years visiting locations including a cathedral, parliament and a community centre.

Despite being known for her impeccable style and having one of the world's most envied wardrobes, it wouldn't be unfair to note that the Duchess of Cambridge's aesthetic is often a little safe. Today, the hall is named after him.