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Museum of the Moon in Durham

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*.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it gathers new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

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The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, commonly known as Durham Cathedral and home of the Shrine of St Cuthbert is a cathedral in the city of Durham. Construction of the cathedral began in 1093, at the eastern end.

In 1986, the cathedral, together with the nearby Castle, became a World Heritage Site. The UNESCO committee classified the cathedral under criteria C (ii) (iv) (vi), reporting, "Durham Cathedral is the largest and most perfect monument of 'Norman' style architecture in England". We were most impressed by this artwork and the Norman pillars in the cathedral.

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25 comments

©UdoSm said:

A beautiful photo and an interesting story...
5 days ago

neira-Dan said:

magnifique intérieur !! avec des colonnes imposantes et une lune bluffante
5 days ago ( translate )

Ko Hummel said:

a great picture, at first sight the Moon irritated me, but after reading the text I enjoyed the art.
I would be interested in the tour this globe is going to make.
5 days ago

Amelia Heath replied to Ko Hummel:

The following dates are booked for early 2022:

Museum of the Moon will next be presented in:

Canadian Museum of Nature, Ontario, ongoing
Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA, 18 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
Bath Abbey, UK, 19 November – 26 December
Grimsby Minster, UK, 19 November – 19 December
Fête des Lumières, Lyon, France (Les Subs), 8 – 16 December
Grote Kerk Breda, Netherlands, 11 December 2021 – 9 January 2022
Sint-Pieterskerk, Puurs-sint-Amands, Belgium, 28 December 2021 – 30 January 2022
Lincoln Cathedral, UK, 7 – 27 February 2022

Presumably the tour calendar will be extended as 2022 arrives. In mt opinion it's worth travelling to a venue to see it, Ko.

(There are several moons touring simultaneously)
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Ko Hummel replied to Amelia Heath:

thank you for giving the dates. I found the site. Good to see its comming to Breda, its a bit far. Or I wate for further dates in 2022. Again many thanks
5 days ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Your main interior shot is fantastic Amelia! I love the PiP. It's definitely worth a visit.
Durham is a place that I would love to visit. One day, hopefully not too far away, I am going to make a special trip up north!!
5 days ago

Phil Sutters said:

I always wonder how much of today's architecture will be around and looking as beautiful in 1000 years time.
5 days ago

Amelia Heath replied to Phil Sutters:

Plastic, concrete and glass will never stand the test of time I don't think, in fact a lot of post 60s housing is already being demolished as not fit for purpose. That's less than 100 years ago.
5 days ago

John Lawrence said:

Thanks for posting to the group
www.ipernity.com/group/churches
5 days ago

J.Garcia said:

Imposiging and wonderful!
Many thanks for sharing and information, Amelia
5 days ago

Keith Burton said:

You're main image is awesome Amelia..............perfectly exposed with wonderful architectural detail. I love the colours in the stonework.

The "moon" looks to be a beautiful piece of art........especially when viewed in the PiP, but to be honest I don't think it looks right inside the cathedral. That doesn't detract from your excellent photography though :-)
5 days ago

Pano ☼ Rapi ♫✯♫ said:

The Durham Cathedral is known for art perfromances quite well.
5 days ago

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Excellent perspective and symmetry, Amelia. This is an astonishing location in which to see the moon. Cheers, Joe
5 days ago

LutzP said:

Very impressive cathedral and a magnificent display of the moon, reminds me on this one: Blue Planet (3xPIP)
5 days ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Las fotografías son magníficas, tanto la principal como el PiP. Se ha dominado la luz, lo cual es complicado en un interior así. Encuadre perfecto. También admiro la profundidad porque con escasa luz y tanto fondo quedó bien. El PiP impresionante. El continente, la catedral, muy hermosa merece la calificación de Patrimonio de la Humanidad, más considerando su antigüedad. En cuanto a la obra, la Luna un gran trabajo con mucho arte.
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