23 Apr 2019
Teaming up with Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Chamber is to host an evening networking event in the company of Dippy and da Vinci.
This relaxed evening will provide a great opportunity to meet fellow Chamber members, while enjoying a bit of the city’s culture over drinks and canapes. Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur has been setting records since opening in Glasgow in January. Over 450,000 people have now visited the 26-metre cast since it arrived at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, making Glasgow the most visited stop on the dinosaur’s UK tour.
The museum is also hosting an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, showcasing 12 of his drawings (on loan from the Royal Collection) in ‘A Life in Drawing’. On the evening, delegates will be joined by Dr Neil Ballantyne (Kelvingrove Museum Manager) and Pippa Stephenson (Curator of the da Vinci exhibition) who will share what hosting these exhibitions has meant for the museum and Glasgow.
With both exhibitions leaving Glasgow in early May, this networking evening presents one of the last opportunities to enjoy both of these exhibitions.
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The event comes as Argyll Street also host to another dinosaur as Trix the T.Rex arrived in Glasgow (one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world) at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall.
The 67-million-year-old T.rex female is 39-foot long, around 13 feet high, weighs five tonnes and is nicknamed Trix.
The exhibition has been organised by The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums and has been supplied by Naturalis Biodiversity Centre.
Steph Scholten, Director of The Hunterian, said: “Trix is a superb example of one of the world’s best preserved T.rex skeletons. Her arrival in Scotland will be a unique opportunity to see up close a real T.rex which is one of the fiercest predators to have ever lived.
“Through our strong partnerships both with Glasgow Museums and with European institutions we have been able to ensure that Trix was able to visit Scotland on her first and only British tour date.
“This is a major coup for Glasgow – with two dinosaurs, Trix and Dippy, visiting our city at the same time for a short while. Dino-fever will take over the west end of Glasgow as the city becomes the dinosaur capital of Scotland.”