Oxford Natural History Museum's whale skeletons' restoration worth a mention

thisisoxfordshire: One of the museum's whale skeletons One of the museum's whale skeletons

OXFORD'S Museum of Natural History has been shortlisted for an award to celebrate its conservation work.

The museum’s Once in a Whale project is one of five schemes in the running for the Restoration or Conservation prize in the Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence.

In 2013, five whale skeletons suspended from the museum roof underwent extensive conservation treatment, and were reinstalled last month.

The award will be judged by a panel of museum and historical attraction experts, and the winners will be announced on May 14 at a ceremony in London.

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