- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:55
An amazing exhibition named The Lord of the Ice was opened in the congress hall of the Museum of the World Ocean. Its authors, Nikita Ovsyanikov and Irina Menyushina, are professional zoologists who devoted their lives to study of animals in the Arctic. They have spent 20 years side by side with polar bears and the pictures you see at the exhibition are unique photographs of the lord’s life.
A polar bear is a notable animal in every respect! It is the biggest and the most northern surface beast of prey on the planet. It is the only surface animal that inhabits exceptionally severe environment – arctic drift sea ice. A polar bear perfectly adapted to this environment and it became its home!
A polar bear is associated with the Arctic as its symbol since one’s childhood. This amazing animal is of inimitable charisma. Lots of people specially go for a hard and expensive trip to the kingdom of ice to see polar bears! Nevertheless, only few of them know about polar bears’ real life in the Arctic, how they behave in different situations, how they find food in ice, what happens to them when ice melts and what threatens them today. That is what the exhibition is about.
There is an old tradition to protect this highly vulnerable beast of prey in Russia; it is particularly essential when the species is under threat. Our national approach towards protection of polar bears is a positive practice and a model for a way to protect ecosystems of the Arctic and a big arctic animal whose survival is under threat in the present days! The exhibition is devoted to this topic as well.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 13:45
On January 22, the Museum of the World Ocean invites you to The Laboratories of The Planet Ocean exhibition. It is a unique opportunity to get to know the future expositions in the new museum building to be opened in 2018.
Exhibits correspond with the concept of the laboratories and show what visitors of The Planet Ocean can see and try there.
There are six laboratories planned in The Planet Ocean museum building.
The Earth Laboratory will tell about the history of our planet, its structure and the earth's crust formation. Here you can get to know about drift continents, oasises on the seabed, etc.
The Life Laboratory will present amazing encounters with sea inhabitants and the history of biopoiesis and evolution.
The Water Laboratory will reveal the secrets of this fascinating liquid and The Air Laboratory will help you to understand the processes both in hydrosphere and atmosphere.
The Space Laboratory will answer the question whether there is life on Mars. Guests can visit exploratorium, see stars in the sky and make voyage through time.
The Beauty Laboratory will be a terminal station of the tour around The Planet Ocean. Here you will find various leisure elements: view terrace, art exhibitions, thalassotherapy, water sampling, etc.
That is how the new museum building will look like in several years. And at the present moment every guest can peep at half-open door at The Laboratories of the Planet Ocean exhibition to get know the future laboratories and other interesting new things.
- Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 13:18
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 21:31
Museum of the World Ocean invites citizens and guests of Kaliningrad to make a voyage. Starting from October 8, you can get acquainted with the sea by Vivi Navarro. French marine seascape artist shows her love to the sea in her pictures. You can see trawlers, cargo ships, sailing boats and... people on her canvases. Vivi took part in many voyages aboard various ships and made sketches and drew during her travels. She drew crew members’ portraits, rigging, memories about sea dangers and sometimes wrecks in the Strait of Gibraltar.
The commander of the French Navy awarded Vivi Navarro for her work. She was a guest on the Kruzenstern and the captain invited the artist to the voyage on the legendary sailing boat. Having come back she made new drawings in her workshop and then was aboard again, on the largest container ship ever named Marco Polo this time. She was to depict the maiden voyage from Zeebrugge to Shanghai!
Her works were displayed in many art galleries. In 2009, the artist was invited to the Musée de la Marine in Brest to present her sketches devoted to the Jeanne d’Arc. She was also invited to the Musée de la Marine in Paris in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
Now guests of Museum of the World Ocean can get to know the picturesque canvases by the French artist who owned that she’s got the sea inside her.
The exhibition is prepared in cooperation with the Baltic State Academy of Fishing Fleet.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:38
Silicic Souls exhibition by Oleg Kozhanov, Kaliningrad artist, was opened on September 5 in the Olsztyn Planetarium (Poland) within the cultural cooperation between Olsztyn Planetarium and Museum of the World Ocean.
The exhibition moves visitors a thousand years in the future and can change one’s mind about the reality. Mysterious future world was created by Alexey Kozhanov, Kaliningrad artist. Today the author is famous worldwide as a concept artist of Prometheus science fiction film by 20th Century FOX.
Silicic Souls exhibition is something special, something that shows development of humankind from an unexpected angle. The images of this unbelievable World were created by combination of various digital techniques in such a way that they look like photographs made by the author. The works tell the legend about striking progress of the Humankind in areas linked to transformation of biological structures, about how artificial silicic souls are getting father and father from people but still keep dreaming on Miracle.
The exhibition consists of 21 original prints, 3D sketches, slides to watch in 3D glasses and two videos (a trailer for Prometheus movie and an abstract of a documentary about filming).
Mr. Jacek Szhubiakovsky, Director of the Olsztyn Planetarium, expressed his sincere gratitude for organizers of the exhibition and noted that joint projects between the cultural institutions are long-term and regular ones.
The exhibition works till December 5.