The Climate Exhibition at the Glacier Museum in Fjærland was commissioned by the Norsk BreMuseum to raise awareness of the current and potential changes to the environment we live in.
With this project, the challenge for Sarner was to convey a serious message of the consequences of the impending climate change whilst putting forward ideas of how we can all help in an engaging and thought-provoking way.
For this museum experience, the visitor is taken on a journey beginning from the Earth’s creation and through to the year 2100, illustrating the various evolutionary changes the planet has endured. The exhibition culminates with an evocative narration by Sir David Attenborough through a video message in which he delivers a powerful message concluding with the words, “We still have time to act to make changes that will secure the life of this planet. This is the only home we have”.
Since The Climate Exhibition was opened by former Vice President of the USA, Walter Mondale, the museum has seen a 40% increase in visitor numbers. The exhibition, which took 9 months to build, was originally produced in just three languages, but Sarner was recently commissioned to increase this to provide translations in an additional six languages.
A recent further commission for Sarner at this site, was the design and delivery of a family of mammoths, now prominently situated in front of the Glacier Museum building and visible from the road. This installation was important, not only in helping visitors find the museum, but also communicating its ethos as an institution committed to preservation. For this outdoor installation, a near full sized adult mammoth stands with two smaller infant mammoths alongside. The family of mammoths has become an iconic spot on the landscape, providing tourists with a perfect photo opportunity alongside this spectacular ancient species.