Museum to celebrate 50th anniversary of first walk on the moon with giant model

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibit in St Wulfram's Church.

The Collection Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first walk on the moon with a spectacular art installation.

From 2 March to 28 April 2019, the Lincoln attraction will host Museum of the Moon, a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Measuring six metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, with each centimetre of the internally-lit spherical sculpture representing 6km of the moon’s surface.

The installation is complemented by a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

Jenny Gleadell, Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer, said: “Museum of the Moon has toured all over the world, and been experienced by more than 2.5 million people.

“So we’re delighted to be able to share this fantastic work with people right here in Lincoln.

“The moon has played an important role in human cultures for thousands of years, inspiring artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over.

“Luke’s installation encourages you to consider cultural similarities and differences around the world, and the latest moon science.

“It’s a unique piece of art, and an experience unlike any other. Don’t miss it!”

The work will be accompanied by an exciting and lively programme of events, including late night multi-arts experiences, afternoon film screenings and new performances and art commissions.

In addition, The Collection is hosting an exhibition that explores ways of looking at the moon and space, with work by Keith James, senior lecturer in photography at the Lincoln School of Film and Media, University of Lincoln, and precious items from the museum collection.

For this exhibition, The Collection is trialling a ‘Pay-What-You-Decide’ approach, to enable as many people as possible to experience this art work.