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The Natural History Museum Gothenburg

The Evolution of Whales
 

The first exhibition out of a total of three has now opened at the Natural History museum in Gothenburg. The iconic Hall of Whales has been given a careful total makeover. The new exhibition ‘The Evolution of Whales’ tells the latest updates on evolutionary research and recent finds on how whales gradually evolved from land into the sea some 50 million years ago. 
 

MYT has designed the space and curated the exhibition in close collaboration with the museum. The following exhibitions will open during 2021/2022.

An Underwater World
 

Objects are integrated in a customised set with large scale backdrops. The set has been designed to blend in with the specific architecture from 1921. By using visualisations and backlit graphics a sense of being underwater is achieved.
Original features such as windows and walls have been restored to last another hundred years.

LOCATION

Gothenburg, Sweden

CLIENT

The Natural History Museum, Gothenburg

YEAR

2019 – 2022

SURFACE

450 m2

STATUS

Permanent

Monika Frelin

DESIGN

CURATOR & PROJECT MANAGER

Monika Frelin

TEXTS

The Natural History Museum

TEXT EDITOR

Textkultur

GRAPHIC DESIGN

ARDI

RA Bygg, Independent Dekor

CONSTRUCTION

LIGHTING

Transpond

3D-GRAPHICS & PHOTO

ARDI

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Sculptural Displays
 

The exhibition is charged with interesting facts about whales and their nearest relatives in and out of the sea. Prepared objects such as parasites and other phenomena are on display in cases designed to make the most of their sculptural forms.

Artifacts
 

Two display cases from the 1920´s have been restored and given a more traditional set-up with forgotten gems from the museum archives. LED-lights have been installed to secure a long term display in this permanent exhibition