Why we need dinos The case for having dinosaurs at our new natural history museum in Singapore

A colleague in the newsroom was more considered. Why do museums have to resort to such 'blockbuster' tactics to bring in the crowds, she asked. The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, which is what the new natural history museum is called, already has a wonderful collection of South-east Asian specimens, she argued. Dinosaur bones from Wyoming in the United States would be out of place conceptually. And $12 million is not a small sum, either, she added. This could be better used to improve the facilities of the museum or fund outreach programmes. Gee whiz, I thought to myself. I clearly hadn't considered any of that. 'But, but, it would be so cool!' is now my standard, stammering defence for taking the low road, for the crime I had clearly committed against artistic integrity. I guess I was just thinking about the feeling of absolute wonder and amazement a child would f...

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