Museum of the Moon is an art installation touring the world made by UK artist Luke Jerram. The artwork is made of an internally lit big sphere of 7 meters in diameter featuring detailed imagery from the Nasa of the Lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000 each centimetre represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
Museum of the Moon is both presented indoors and outdoors altering the experience and the perception of the artwork. Surround sound composition by award winning composer Dan Johns accompanies the presentation. Each venue that will host the installation will bring their own touch with programmes and events of inspired lunar events.
For many the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used in various ways as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid nighttime navigation. It has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over throughout history. Luke Jerram with this artwork hopes to open a conversation with the public about the impact the moon has had throughout history.
Did you know : The Moon is very hot during the day but very cold at night. The average surface temperature of the Moon is 107 degrees Celsius during the day and -153 degrees Celsius at night.