The Norwegian Glacier Museum is an award-winning interactive museum, situated in Fjærland next to the Sognefjord. Sarner has had a long history of working with the Norwegian Glacier Museum going back some 30 years when the museum first opened to the public. Completing three substantial upgrades for the Museum over the years, Sarner helped create a dramatic and exciting educational experience about glaciers and climate change.
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As part of its first commission for the museum some 30 years ago, Sarner's team built a replica of a glacier that visitors walk through to experience what it is like being under a glacier.
Sarner's second commission for the museum was to create an experiential exhibit on climate change in the new purpose-built museum extension. 'Our fragile climate' exhibition delivers a highly interactive immersive experience as visitors travel in time and journey through six zones that demonstrate the past, present and future effects of climate change on our world.
The first part of the exhibition introduces the natural changes in climate. Visitors travel through time and experience the birth of our planet nearly five billion years ago, the warm climate during the Tertiary when huge mammals inhabited the Earth, and the cold climate during the last ice age. Then, the human race appeared and began to influence the climate. The second part of the exhibition deals with our future. Visitors experience different scenarios for the years 2040 and 2100, and learn about the challenges we will meet.
Our recent third commission for the Norwegian Glacier Museum was to create an outdoor exhibition 'Educational Playground' where the youngest visitors get to learn about the woolly mammoth, sea level rises and moraines.
'Our fragile climate' exhibition was designed to be fully automated. To reduce energy wastage and minimise wear and tear on the system, each of the exhibition spaces contain a movement sensor to monitor occupancy. If an area is not occupied then the control system will slowly shut down the equipment until an operator triggers the next show. In addition, LED light fittings were chosen to ensure energy consumption throughout the exhibition is kept to a minimum – effectively practicing what its content preaches.