Ars Electronica Center: International Museum Day

Ars Electronica Center
International Museum Day
Sunday, May 17, 2015 / 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

press release: International Museum Day / PDF

(Linz, May 13, 2015) Sustainability is the theme of International Museum Day this Sunday, May 17, 2015. Museums worldwide will host events in line with the watchwords “Museums for a sustainable society: MUSEUM. SOCIETY. FUTURE.” At the Ars Electronica Center, visitors can use solar panels, vibration motors and assorted arts & crafts materials to assemble cute solar bugs, and take a guided tour featuring works of art and projects that accentuate sustainability. In Deep Space, visitors of all ages can watch an amazing 3-D video that impressively illustrates the effects of global processes.

An overview of the lineup at the Ars Electronica Center:

Solarbugs
Sunday, May 17, 2015 / 10:30 AM-5:30 PM / Fee for materials: €2

This workshop combines sustainable energy, robotics and hands-on fun. Participants use tiny solar panels, vibration motors and a bit of creativity to tinker together colorful robotic bugs that can then compete in climate-friendly race.

Museum Day Highlight Tour
Sunday, May 17, 2015 / 11 AM & 3 PM / Duration: 1 hour / Fee: €3.50

This tour offers an overview of the Museum of the Future, focusing particularly on works and project in which sustainability is a prime consideration. After all, political leaders and sociologists aren’t the only ones encouraging people to change how they think and act; artists and other creative individuals are increasingly dealing with this issue too.
Museum Day in Deep Space

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Solarbugs / Martin Hieslmair / Printversion

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Geo-Cosmos / Martin Hieslmair / Printversion