The Zoological Museum is set to begin its largest ever exhibition, Precious Things, and the star of the show will be Denmark’s first ever complete dinosaur skeleton.
The 17-metre ‘Misty’, a diplodocus that the Natural History Museum bought for 4.3 million kroner at a London auction in December, will be the centrepiece of the exhibition.
Precious Things will display objects that are usually held behind closed doors or in the museum’s archives.
Along with Misty, the exhibition will feature the recently-uncovered trove of Charles Darwin specimens, one of only two dodo skulls in the world, a sperm whale skeleton and the museum’s oldest stuffed mammal, a maned wolf.
“We have 14 million objects in our collections, brought back from scientific expeditions around the world over the last 400 years,” the museum’s creative director, Joakim Engel, said.
“Many of the objects are absolutely unique, but some are included simply because they are incredibly beautiful or especially fascinating. The most spectacular single object is, of course, Misty, but there will definitely be something for everyone – young and old alike,” he added.
Misty’s skeleton arrived at the museum on September 15th and was carefully assembled by staff in advance of the exhibition open. The museum condensed the entire delicate process to just 45 seconds in the below timelapse video.