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Museums: Evolution Museum for Athens


The design of a new Evolution museum in Greece is underway. Situated at Attica Park Zoo in Athens, the 4000sq m indoor and outdoor exhibit will include immersive prehistoric environments, creature models, palaeontology displays, and animated interpretive AV elements. 

From early organisms through the dinosaur era, the rise of mammals and finally the ascent of humans, the museum will tell the story of life on our planet in a dynamic, visually captivating exhibit.

Specialists in natural-history exhibit planning and naturalistic environment creation, Lazenby Design Associates have been appointed to design and art-direct the project which goes to construction in September and is due to open in May 2010.

Lazenby Design’s Creative Director David Lazenby says, “This is the first exhibit of this kind in Greece, and while most museums tend to focus only on the dinosaurs and other creatures, we will take our visitors on a thrilling, multi-sensory journey through the ancient exotic landscapes these spectacular animals inhabited. Together with engaging interpretive and audio visual displays it will make for a meaningful, educational and exciting experience.”

This centre is the second prehistoric project for Lazenby. In December 2008 Environmentalist, Nobel laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore opened the Gondwana Praehistorium museum in Germany, also designed by the Yorkshire, United Kingdom based team.

See also:
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Museums: New Audio Tours Debut At the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island 

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