Its been a busy month for the Digi-Dinos MuBu project. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to.
The building work has been progressing on the gallery and as you can see from the photos the space has changed a lot. It will be changing even more before 2011. The gallery is called ‘The Dinosaur Gallery: Exploring Lost Worlds’.
Not quite ‘Jaws’ but according to one (sensationalist) source Leedsicthys was as long as two double-decker buses! As part of our video podcast production we were invited to a lecture held by the Geology section of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society. Dr Jeff Liston from the University of Glasgow explained the difficulties that geologists have in determining the actual size of the Giant Fish.
There were also photographs of a recent excavation in Peterborough and most of them featured one thing; rain! It was an interesting and informative lecture and will no doubt be a great addition to our podcast collection. Hopefully I’ll be able to provide some video clips on the YouTube Channel soon.
Following a visit to New Walk Museum recently, MuBu resident writer Rod Duncan has written a great blog with a podcast so have a listen and find out more about the project here.
Leicester Arts & Museums Service manages six museums sites including New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is situated within the historic New Walk area and the original museum in the city opening to the public in 1849. The museum has been the inspiration for many people including Lord Attenborough and Sir David Attenborough, who pursued their love of art and natural history as a result of spending their formative years as regular visitors to the galleries. New Walk Museum hosts wide-ranging collections spanning the natural and cultural world. A family friendly day-out, displays include Egyptians, Wild Space, World Arts, Fine Art collections and the Dinosaur & Geology galleries due to re-open in 2011.