museums

Whale skeleton suspended over information kiosk and bar in revamped Natural History Museum foyer

Blue whale in Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum

The huge skeleton of a blue whale is now the centrepiece of the entrance hall at London’s Natural History Museum – but unlike the dinosaur cast there before, it is suspended from the ceiling, freeing up space below for an information desk that doubles as a bar. Read more

Frank Lloyd Wright subverted typical art-gallery layouts with spiral Guggenheim museum

Our week of celebrating the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth by examining his most important projects ends with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, which he designed as a spiral ramp for viewing avant-garde ar…