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Museum of the Moon: perfect large-scale replicas of our natural satellite by Luke Jerram

Museum of the Moon is an incredible project conceived by UK artist Luke Jerram, which consists of several replicas of our natural satellite on a scale of 23 feet, exhibited worldwide in many countries such as China, Finland, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, the United States, and Spain. This itinerant installation is a formidable tribute to our most inspiring celestial body.

The moon has always inspired humanity, acting as a ‘cultural mirror’ to society, reflecting the ideas
and beliefs of all people around the world. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and been a source of light to aid nighttime navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon. And yet somehow, despite these differences, the moon connects us all. Museum of the Moon allows us to observe and contemplate cultural similarities and differences around the world, and consider the latest moon science. Depending on where the artwork is presented, its meaning and interpretation will shift. Read more in Research. Through local research at each location of the artwork, new stories and meanings will be collected and compared from one presentation to the next.

Luke Jerram

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