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Dippy podcasts

Dippy is delighting everyone who visits Kelvingrove Museum, whether you've already seen him or have still to go, listen in to this podcasts explaining how he got to Glasgow.

Dippy on Tour podcast 1 – Transporting and assembling Dippy

The Natural History Museum London’s Head of Conservation Lorraine Cornish explains just how you go about transporting a 292 bone dinosaur cast around the country, how it is pieced together and the challenges that brings. While Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum manager Dr Neil Ballantyne touches on why Kelvingrove was chosen as the only Scottish venue on the tour and how you can see the UK’s most famous dinosaur.

Dippy on Tour podcast 2 - The Carnegie Connection/Glasgow's Geological Sites

Diplodocus carnegii is named after Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-American steel magnate and philanthropist who financed its excavation in Wyoming, USA in 1899. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum curator Kirke Kook explains why Andrew Carnegie decided to give plaster cast copies Dippy to London and seven other countries around the globe between 1908 and 1913. She is joined by Glasgow Museums Geology Curator Ann Ainsworth who casts light on the kind of dinosaurs that would have roamed around Scotland and where else you can find out more about these fascinating creatures and how they lived.

Dippy on Tour podcast 3 - Dinosaurs and Extinct Animals

Scotland’s foremost dinosaur expert Dr Neil Clark, Palaeontologist at Glasgow University, nicknamed Jurassic Clark, talks about the dinosaur remains found in Scotland. From 1996 to the present day there have been new discoveries almost every year all on the Isle of Skye. In 2006 he appeared in the Guinness World Records book uncovering the world’s smallest dinosaur footprint. Research Manager, Natural Sciences for Glasgow Museums, Richard Sutcliffe joins the conversation touching on extinction, conservation and the natural history you can find on your doorstep.