Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial by Carmody Groarke at the Natural History Museum

Where: Natural History Museum, Darwin Centre, SW7

What: 115 tonne stone monolith with a diagonal slice cutting across one corner. This reveals a polished triangular face on which the embossed lettering is featured. It serves as a memorial to victims of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster; the choice of location is due to the museum’s role as a centre for understanding the natural world.

Words: In memory of all those who died in the Indian Ocean tsunami, 29 December 2004.

Materials: Granite monolith

Architects: Carmody Groarke

Lettering: carved at quarry; lettering designer Phil Baines, Central St Martins

Date: 2011

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