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Eight of the iconic hand-carved grotesques of mythical beasts that have adorned Dyche Hall for almost 115 years will be taken down this fall and placed in the Panorama Gallery of the KU Natural History Museum.
The fantastical limestone animals, each about 3 feet tall, have suffered serious erosion since their installation in 1903 when Dyche Hall was built. They will be wrapped and crated, then removed by crane. The museum will completely unwrap one or two of grotesques for display in the gallery.
Give now to help us raise funds to hire an artist, who will carve replicas, as the originals are irreparable.
Support our paleontology program with a gift today. You can help us bring a T. rex home to KU from our expedition site in Montana. Give now through KU Endowment.