Paragon Creative Creates Display for Natural History Museum’s new Stegosaurus Skeleton
Paragon Creative has made the plinth for the 150 million year old Stegosaurus skeleton at London’s Natural History Museum.
The Natural History Museum’s newest dinosaur went on permanent display in the Earth Hall in early December. The stegosaurus skeleton is the most complete in the world today and measures 5.6m long and 2.9m tall. In life the animal would have been the size of a 4×4 vehicle.
Paragon’s design brief was to produce a plinth to support the armature holding the Stegasaurus. However to avoid the risk of damage from vibration or impact movement, the plinth had to be designed so that it does not actually touch the armature.
Paragon’s solution was to design an internal steel frame inside the outer plinth resting on shock absorbent feet. The outer plinth sits around and over the inner plinth but without being in contact.
Staron Solid Surface was used to cover the outer plinth in two colours with each contoured layer precisely CNC cut and fabricated by Paragon’s Production Design and Solid Surface teams. The entire plinth and armature stand was erected in Paragon’s workshop in York before being taken apart and reassembled on site in London.
In addition to the display stand, Paragon also produced an interpretation table which includes replicas of the Stegosaurus and graphic and AV elements.
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