From Trenton With Love ROM Blue Whale Heart Packing

Stacey Lee Kerr2015-11

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

In November 2015, a team from the ROM returned to Trenton, Ontario to prep a blue whale's heart to ship it to Germany for the next stage of its preservation process – plastination. This is the same method used for the exhibit Body Worlds, where the fluids within the organic tissue are replaced with a polymer-like silicone that will support the remaining organic tissues, and retain enough life-like detail that we will still be able to see what the heart looked like and also preserve it for public display at the museum in 2017.

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  • Title: From Trenton With Love ROM Blue Whale Heart Packing
  • Creator: Stacey Lee Kerr
  • Date Created: 2015-11

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