The small replica of Moon or the Museum of Moon by British artist Luke Jerram lands at the City Palace Udaipur on 13 and 14 February,supported by Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Chairman Foundation after mesmerzing people at the iconic Gateway of India in the of Mumbai.
The Museum is brought by British Council ti mark thr last phase of the UK -India Year of Culture and to launch 70 years of British Council in India.
The Muesum of the Moon is half a million times smaller than the real moon, one centimeter of it represents 5 kilometers of lunar surface.The is having music with it from the renowned Music composer Dan Jones.
Alan Gemmell OBE ,Director India,British Council told DU” We are excited at the prospect of the people of Udaipur seeing the moon on the auspicious occasion of MahaShivratri, agsinst the backdrop of the picturesque City Palace.2018 marks 70 years of the British Council in India and the end of the UK-India Year of Culture”.
“We have been inspired every day of the last 70 years by the artists, students, scientisits and policy makers we’ve worked with across India.This year ,we want to share the stories of the great things we’ve done togehter,tell new stories and inspire million of people to develop cinnection for the next 70 years,we hope that our own moon landing will become a part of Udaipur’s rich and glorious history”Allan said.
The 23 feet wide replica of the moon is made up of Plastic Fabric is weighing 140 kilograms when filled with air.The Museum of Moon is on a tour and has till travelled 30 countries of the World and in India out five cities it has travelled 3 till now,Allan added.