Beautiful grotesques: Dyche Hall’s iconic limestone statues, recreated

A collaborative project millions of years in the making – KU students, alumni, faculty and staff mobilized to preserve an architectural landmark that houses the national treasure that is the KU Natural History Museum. 

This campus preservation project employed the expertise, artistry, and dedication of the KU and local communities. Students in the School of Architecture & Design’s ARCH600 workshop, taught by Amy and Keith Van de Riet, were part of a team of artists, preservationists, and researchers who used ancient techniques and innovative technology to preserve a building that, from the materials of which it is made to the museum it houses, tells an eons-long story about our region and world.