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Dino skeleton demontage/montage
Thanks to rather generous funding from the European Commission and the Lotto
the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is about to embark on a major refurbishment of
the museum exhibitions. One of the main projects will concern the Dinosaur
Hall, home of the bow-legged Brachiosaurus. We plan to demount all the dinosaur
and other skeletons in this hall in early 2005 and remount them in late 2006 or
early 2007, but in a different layout and in new poses.
My request here is for the names and addresses of any groups, museums,
companies or firms, anywhere in the world, that carry out this type of
demounting/remounting work (if there is a website that lists such firms this
would also be very helpful). I already have a brief list but would like to make
sure that no one is left out. So, if you know of someone who does this type of
work, or maybe even work for such a unit yourself, please send me the details.
Many thanks in advance for any help that is given.
David M. Unwin PhD
Institut fur Palaontologie, MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE
Zentralinstitut der Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, GERMANY
0049 30 2093 8577 (office)
0049 30 2093 8862 (department secretary)
0049 30 2093 8868 (fax)