Excitement is gathering ahead of the opening of a new gallery at the Natural History Museum after curators gave a hint of what will be on show in the eagerly-anticipated exhibition room.
The Treasures gallery, which is scheduled to open to the public on 30 November, will host some of the museum`s ‘most extraordinary specimens` that it has ever displayed, according to the director of the Natural History Museum Dr Michael Dixon.
Although most exhibits are being kept secret by the institution, a select few have been revealed, including exquisitely crafted glass models of a single-celled radiolaran, a Portuguese man-of-war and an octopus created by German glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Commissioned between 1866 and 1889, they are regarded as vital reference pieces by many natural historians as the delicate features of many sea creatures were often lost when preserved in alcohol.
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Published on 17/10/2012.Latest London News