Museum of the Moon
02 Mar 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Measuring six metres in diameter, the moon features 120 dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:600,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 6km of the moon’s surface.
From 2 March–28 April, in the 50th anniversary year of the first man to walk on the moon, Museum of the Moon will be displayed at The Collection. The work will be accompanied by an exciting and lively programme of events, including late night multi-arts experiences, afternoon film screenings related to the theme of the moon and space exploration along with new performances and art commissions.
Alongside Museum of the Moon, the Courtyard Gallery at The Collection is hosting ‘Eclipse Chasers – The Great American Eclipse’ a series of photographs by documentary photographer, Keith James.
There will also be an opportunity to view precious space-related items from the museum collection and the memorabilia collection of Charles Simpson, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and British Interplanetary Society.
For this exhibition, The Collection is trialling a ‘Pay-What-You-Decide’ approach, to enable as many people as possible to experience this phenomenal art work. Visitors will be able to choose how much to
donate to the museum for entry to the exhibition. Donations are vital for keeping The Collection open to the public and delivering fantastic exhibitions for all.
Museum of the Moon is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.
Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon. For more information on the wider tour, visit:
Join us for a packed season of events celebrating all things moon and space themed!
Museum of the Moon Late Nights at The Collection
These evening events are unmissable opportunities to experience the Museum of the Moon at night alongside a programme of live music, entertainment and activities.
Free entry, there will be a charge to participate in some events (please see each event page for more details).
Join us for special yoga sessions inspired by Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation. You will also get the unique opportunity to view Museum of the Moon after opening hours.
7, 14, 21, 28 March (for more dates, see The Collection’s website)
Price £5 per session, booking essential - https://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/exhibitions-and-events/view/moonlight-yoga
Join Charles Simpson, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society, for a talk on key items from his collection of space memorabillia.
Friday 12 April, 12–12.30pm
Tickets £3.50, booking essential - https://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/exhibitions-and-events/view/collecting-space1
Image credit: Museum of the Moon (detail) (1) © Luke Jerram