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Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Measuring six metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi 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.
The installation 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 of lunar inspired events beneath the moon, and Hexham Abbey will be no exception with a full programme of events throughout the 6 weeks, including a Pink Floyd tribute act, music concerts, Photography and Moongazing evenings and a Gala Dinner.
The Museum of the Moon will be installed from 29 September until 11 November and the full programme of events will be released in the coming weeks.
Please visit http://my-moon.org/ to find out more about Luke Jerram and his work.
This exhibition has been generously part funded by Hexham Town Council.
Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.