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I weigh in on the Raffles Museum dinosaur acquisition, is S$12 million worth it?

I weigh in on the Raffles Museum dinosaur acquisition, is S$12 million worth it?

When the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research launched the appeal to fund the purchase of three Diplodocus fossils , all I could muster up was mild interest. Intellectually though, I could appreciate the role dinosaurs play at several museums in the US, and from conversations with children. The NUS’ Provost, Tan Eng Chye, a mathematician, himself confessed in 2006 that he was consumed with a burning passion for dinosaurs when he was a kid. So when Eng Chye was Dean of Science, he whole heartedly supported the project “A T-rex called Sue and Friends ” which the Faculty of Science mounted in 2006 with the Singapore Science Centre. He knew it would fuel a passion for science. The exhibition eventually paid for itself. Click for posts from the old RMBR News blog Opportune moments The T. rex called Sue project fell into our lap then because the Field Museum in Chicago had br...

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