See the Moon like never before at Southwell Minster
After the success of last year’s Gaia Earth installation, Southwell Minster is delighted to
announce Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will be on display from 12-22 October
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. A programme of lunar inspired events beneath the moon, including concerts and poetry readings, will also
add to the awe-inspiring spectacle.
Glenn Formoy, Head of Marketing & Events at Southwell Minster, says:
We were delighted last year to welcome over 11,000 visitors to view Gaia, a 7m installation of planet Earth and this year we are excited to share The Museum of the Moon, another incredible piece of art from the highly acclaimed artist Luke Jerram. This is an incredible
opportunity to view the Moon up close and ponder our place in the world."
There will also be pre-bookable, hands-on sessions using a ‘borrow the moon’ box, on loan
from the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Items include meteorites and specimens
of genuine moon-dust to handle and view.
Ticket details and a full programme of events will follow shortly.