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Sea Colours


unnamedunnamed 1Museum of the World Ocean invites you to Maritime Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad exhibition hall. Here, on the first floor you can visit Sea Colours exhibition. It is an exhibition of works by teachers and students of art schools. They took part in the International Plein-air held by the OCEANiA project. Children and then adults spent several days on the Baltic Spit. They enjoyed nature and learnt how changeable the sea is as well as about our attitude to this amazing reserve. This event resulted in the works made in different techniques. There are 70 drawing and paintings at the exhibition. And all these pictures are devoted to the sea. Watercolours, oils, pastel and acrylic – all these paints became a tool for artists of different ages to depict great beauty of the Baltic Sea and its coast to a visitor. The exhibition is full of light and touching especially in the children’s drawings where you can see young artists’ naivety and sincerity. But the most important is that they managed to depict the main topic, the soul of the Baltic Sea.




Secrets of Starry Sky

Museum of the World Ocean invites you to How Far the Stars Are exhibition that acquaints you with the lamps of the night. The exposition is located on the most “starry” ship moored at the Historical Fleet Embankment, aboard the Kosmonavt Viktor Patsayev, a ship for space communication. Exhibits will tell you about Friedrich Bessel’s life and work. He was an outstanding German astronomer and had lived and worked in Koenigsberg for 40 years. It was here where he caused a sensation in astronomy by estimating the distance to a fixed star when he was a professor at the university and a director of Koenigsberg observatory.

Friedrich Wilhelm BESSEL (1784-1846) was born in Minden. This year is his 230th jubilee and the exhibition itself that was created in the astronomer’s motherland is a present from Germany to Kaliningrad. The exposition was created by students and teachers of Bessel Gymnasium in Minden. In 1984, they made their first exposition devoted to the 200th scientist’s jubilee. In 1996, new exhibits appeared and the old ones were restored. In 2004, a professional designer worked at the exhibition and then it was given to the Prussia Museum in Minden for storage. And from there the exhibition came to the Amber Land after several years. It gives a perfect opportunity to see astronomical miracles to all the visitors of Museum of the World Ocean.

By touching operating models in the exposition you can try to reveal secrets of starry sky. “Parallax” and “heliometers” – what do these unfamiliar words mean? You can learn their meaning at How Far the Stars Are exhibition, moreover, you will learn much more interesting things.

Shore. Borderline Condition

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 Museum of the World Ocean invites you to enjoy over 30 photographs of the Baltic shoreline. Julia Alekseyeva, author of the exhibition, wanted to show an amazing art of nature, interesting geological slices and permanent changeability of the landscape – the most important things in her opinion.



Shores by Vladimir Tsikin

618048712The exhibition of dry pastel works is timed to the author’s jubilee. These sky, sea and dunes could look like this thousands of years ago or maybe the authors shows us the far away future. His shores are not just a border between the ground and the sea but home for those coming back from long voyages.  Shoresexhibitionisawishtoimmortalize the time.



Through the Three Oceans with Thor Heyerdahl

Museum of the World Ocean invites you to the new exhibition devoted to the 100th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer. The exhibition is presented by the amazing pictures telling the story about Thor’s life and work and his contribution to science. Moreover, you can see boat models of the legendary Kon-Tiki raft and reed boats he used to sail in the Oceans. The materials for the exhibition were provided by the Kon-Tiki museum in Oslo, Norway.

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