We are proud to announce our partnership with the Museum of Natural History of Geneva in celebrating the museum’s 200th birthday in 2020. In a spectacular show, the museum has welcomed three main complementary exhibits, which will be on display until June 2021. Each exhibit has its own topic, but the common thread that weaves them all together is a focus on natural history and our planet’s current climate crisis. The displays complement one another well and there is no denying they leave the viewer mesmerised with their beauty.
The first exhibit, Trésor, showcases 200 treasures from the museum’s own collection and reminds us that most natural history museum collections around the world serve as a legacy to humanity that relates to science and our planet.
The second is a selection of 100 astonishing images highlighting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for 2019, which is organised by the Natural History Museum in London. This exhibit showcases the winning images of the 55th edition of this international photography competition.
The third exhibit, which is supported by the Save Our Seas Foundation, was created by Maori artist George Nuku and expresses his original and positive vision. Titled Bottle Ocean 2120, Te Ao Māori, this contemporary artwork presents a marine scene that includes sharks, rays and turtles made entirely of recycled plastic and Plexiglass. The beautiful panorama plunges the audience into the heart of the ocean and raises questions about our relationship with plastic, the marine world and the fragile wildlife that inhabits it.
The Save Our Seas Foundation also contributed educational material that is available to the exhibit’s visitors. Created with both young and old in mind, these resources explain why sharks are important to our oceans. How we take care of them is part of George Nuku’s magical approach.
Visit this page to download the e-book created as an educational tool to complement the Bouteille à la Mer 2120, Te Ao Māori exhibition at the Museum of Natural History in Geneva.