Lorraine was confident but, 'As conservators we can’t guarantee anything, and even though I was positive at the time (with a few caveats) I knew there would be moments of uncertainty.'
Still she's happy to have been involved, 'Working on the blue whale skeleton has been an enormous privilege. The sheer size of the specimen combined with the task of de-installing it from one gallery, conserving it and re-installing in another gallery has been an amazing journey for all concerned.
'Our conservation journey continues as we ensure the specimen is cleaned and cared for whilst on display in Hintze Hall. New challenges await.'