Whales in New York

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.

Nearly there!!

Installation shots of Whales:Giants of the Deep, on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York Installation shots of Whales:Giants of the Deep, on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York Installation shots of Whales:Giants of the Deep, on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York Installation shots of Whales:Giants of the Deep, on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Images  © AMNH/R. Mickens,   © AMNH/D. Finnin

One Response

  1. WCP

    This is a wonderful achievement for Te Papa, right in the ‘heart’ of a wonderful city. Well done to the Te Papa Exhibitions Touring Team and everyone associated with Whales!

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