At the end of the year 2007, the inauguration of the new Gallery of the dinosaurs of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Belgium took place. It is the largest collection of dinosaurs in Europe.
You are going to ask us: “What is the relationship between the Belgian Blue Stone and the dinosaurs apart from the fact that both of them are fossils dating back hundreds of millions of years?!!”
Well, it is certainly for this reason that the Belgian Blue Stone was selected to support some of the most remarkable specimens of the collection. During 3 years, the Gallery of the Dinosaurs has gone through a restoration campaign in order to still better accommodate the collection of dinosaurs (Iguanodon, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Maiasaura, Cryolophosaurus…) and the passionate visitors, whether they are children or experienced palaeontologists.
The blue stone podiums were worked by the marble-mason's yard Oscar Daffe and are excellently integrated in majestic architecture and the current and very well thought-out museography of the museum.