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The Shore. The Dialogue

The Museum of the World Ocean is glad to welcome you in Maritime Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad exposition hall at The Shore. The Dialogue exhibition. Visitors can move to the seashore, so diverse and changeable, thanks to the authors’ talents since the artists Alexandra and Maria Suvorova see a shore as a place of intersection of various spaces, elements and cultures. It is that line where opposites meet: verticals and horizontals, primeval water element and its storms, sunk galleons, lost islands and human world with its cities, gardens and fishing boats.

Alexandra and Maria are interested in exploring and depicting the combination of the opposites and analyze people’s view on the water element and nature of shores on their canvases. In order to implement their visions the artists use simple graphical materials (Indian ink, sanguine and pencilas), work with paper itself (roll and cut it) and use graphical techniques (rhythm, strict composition and tone masses).

The Lord of the Ice

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.

Laboratories of The Planet Ocean

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.

Mammoths Are Coming

On December 5, Museum of the World Ocean and I. Shemanovsky Yamal-Nenets Area Museum and Exhibition Complex invite you to travel to the past and see how the world looked like when it was inhabited by giants.
Visitors can see a unique exhibit with its own story in Packgaus exhibition hall. It is well-known worldwide and now it is here – almost completely preserved baby mammoth in Museum of the World Ocean. It was found by Yuri Hoodi on the the Yamal Peninsula. The baby was named Lyuba. It was one month old when it died and has been buried in ice for 42 000 years. Nobody knows how the world used to look like in the ice age and every find of this period is so called “window to the past” that gives an opportunity to scientists to reconstruct life on the planet that existed thousands years ago. That is the idea of the exhibition project – to see mammoth steppe (steppe-tundra) inhabited by ancient animals with Lyuba’s, baby mammoth’s, eyes who was a witness of this epoch.
The virtual baby mammoth will introduce you to its family (mammoths, their way of life, anatomy, physiology, behavior, etc.); its neighbours (animals of the Pleistocene: a musk-ox, a wolverene, a wolf, a lemming, a woolly rhinoceros and a bison), their anatomy and behavior; as well with the environment of mammoth fauna. Such a dialogue between the baby mammoth and a visitor can demonstrate how people contacted with the world from the Stone Age till the present days.
Young visitors can play Around the World with Lyuba game. You can also join a unique project The World with Baby Mammoth’s Eyes. The exhibition is displayed in Packgaus exhibition hall on December 5, 2014, - March 29, 2015.

The Sea Inside Me by Vivi Navarro

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.

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