Dive into the virtual POLARSTERN adventure: New exhibition at the German Maritime Museum
It is one of the most important research vessels in the world – the POLARSTERN. For 37 years, the icebreaker has provided new insights into the climate, oceans and polar regions. The German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (DSM) is bringing the landmark of polar research to life from 17 May 2019 to 31 March 2020 with an exhibition that has never been seen in this form before. Visitors to the exhibition can take 360-degree film shots on a POLARSTERN trip.
„At the same time, the exhibition gives a glimpse of the new concept of our house,“ says Prof. Dr. Sunhild Kleingärtner, Managing Director of the German Maritime Museum, with a view to the transformation phase that will last until 2021. „We want to combine historical exhibits with digital knowledge transfer and make maritime research an experience.“
Whether bridge or engine room, laboratories or the famous Blue Salon: Exclusively for the POLARSTERN exhibition, a team from the Playersjourney agency filmed various areas of the ship in 360-degree technology. At the three exhibition stations Driving, Exploring and Living, visitors can explore these areas with the help of virtual reality glasses. Augmented reality glasses are another attraction that merge the exhibition space with a virtual experience: In the museum a digitized 3D model of the POLARSTERN in original size of the ship appears. The museum guests can move it themselves, navigate to different areas and find out all there is to know about the research ship.
The digital exhibition contents are combined with real exhibits from on board the ship. Ice searchlights, research equipment, expedition clothing or personal memorabilia and photographs from 37 years of research voyages tell the story of the ship. The entire exhibition takes place on a floor plan of the POLARSTERN on a scale of 1:2. After visiting the exhibition, the Polarlounge invites you to linger and take part in several activities.
Until 15.11. daily 10 – 18 o’clock
16.11. – 14.03. Tues. – Sun. 10 – 18 o’clock
6 Euro, concessions 3 Euro
An exhibition with the kind support of:
Leibniz Research Museums Action Plan
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Friends of the German Maritime Museum
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Senator for Science, Health and Consumer Protection
Radio Bremen / Bremen Zwei
Seaside City of Bremerhaven