Zoologists have begun the painstaking task of dismantling a giant whale skeleton piece by piece.
The 70ft frame of the finback whale, which dates from 1865, has been suspended above the entrance of the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge for 26 years.
It is now being taken into storage to make way for a three-year £3.67m refurbishment project.
The finback whale washed up at Pevensey Bay in Sussex in 1865 and Cambridge University purchased it in 1866.
It is expected to be reassembled outside the museum in June 2016.