Te Papa’s exhibition Whales:Giants of the Deep opens at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Saturday 23 March.
This blockbuster exhibition has been seen by over 1 million visitors during its 4 year tour in North America. Over 350,000 people visited the exhibition in Chicago alone.
Media interest is strong with a large US media contingent confirmed to attend the opening blessing at the American Museum of Natural History. A great installation image has already run in the Wall Street Journal.
The exhibition is physically huge. It travels in 10 x 48 ft trucks. A team of 4 Te Papa staff have worked with the American Museum of Natural History to install the exhibition, which includes two fully sized sperm whale skeletons.
Here is a back of house glimpse at the installation process.
Images © AMNH/R. Mickens, © AMNH/D. Finnin