Summer 2019 will see Museum of the Moon, by artist Luke Jerram, installed in London’s Natural History Museum.
From Friday 17 May until Sunday 8 September 2019, event organisers will have the exclusive opportunity to host their events under the incredible moon.
The art installation, measuring six metres in diameter, features detailed NASA imagery to perfectly recreate the moon’s surface. Since its launch in Bristol in 2016, Jerram’s moon has been enjoyed at festivals, sporting events and in public spaces by thousands of awe-struck visitors from across the globe.
By day, the art installation will be part of the Museum’s temporary exhibitions. After hours, however, event guests can dance the night away underneath the mesmerising lunar glow. Museum of the Moon will take centre stage in the stripped back Jerwood Gallery.
Luke Jerram commented: “I’m very proud to be bringing Museum of the Moon to a space as iconic and prestigious as the Natural History Museum. The museum puts research of the natural world at the heart of its work, making it the perfect home for the moon next summer.
“It will be the first time that the installation has featured in private parties and events, so I’m excited to see how the space will be adapted and utilised over the course of its time at the Museum.”
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. The Museum of the Moon was inspired by living in Bristol and noticing the huge tidal variation as he cycled over the Avon Cut each day.
Robert Wetherell, Head of Venue Hire and Catering, added: “We are extremely proud of the Jerwood Gallery and the versatility it offers our clients. Luke Jerram’s impressive Museum of the Moon will be a very welcome addition to the space.
“The Venue Hire team is looking forward to a summer of exciting events in 2019 and we are thrilled that this exclusive space will be part of our private hire offering.”