How to build a replica of the ancient Greek temple at the new Norfolk Science Museum
Posted On July 11, 2021
A replica of a ancient Greek structure at the newly opened Norfolk science centre has inspired the creation of a museum dedicated to the city’s ancient history.
The sculpture by the Danish artist Johan Eriksen has been installed in a room at the museum’s new Science Museum on Saturday.
Mr Erikse is known for his elaborate, large-scale installations of ancient Greek statues and buildings and for his use of digital art and sculpture.
He also has a new book coming out next year called ‘The Art of Art and the Ancient Greeks’.
The building in which the sculpture is installed is called the Museum of the Ancient Ancient City in the Ancient City of Athens.
The museum was launched in February and has already attracted more than 50,000 visitors.
“I just wanted to bring a little bit of the Greek culture back to Norfolk, which is really a small town and really an artsy town,” said Mr Eksen.
“It’s a really great place for people to come, but also for people like me who like to learn about the past.”
Mr Ekesen was commissioned to design the building’s facade, which will be the first of its kind in the UK.
The new Science museum will also include an outdoor gallery with a view of the sea and the seafront.
It is hoped the sculpture will become part of the museum collection, as it is one of only a handful of such pieces in the world.
The building’s entrance is now open, and the museum is set to open to the public in May 2019.
“The whole project was very much a labour of love, but it is the first museum of its type in the United Kingdom,” said museum director David McLean.
“And it’s really exciting to be able to share this with the public, so that people can learn more about the history and the cultures of the people who built the structures here.”