In 2016, a special museum opened off Lanzarote. It is located 14 meters below sea level and can only be visited in a diving suit. 300 sculptures, designed by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor, are intended to commemorate the deaths of thousands of refugees and raise awareness of the issue.
It took three years to realize the Museo Atlantico. It would certainly have taken less time if the exhibition were not underwater. But the place is deliberately chosen. Visitors should experience the tragic reality in a physical way.
It is not the first museum of its kind, but it is the first by Jason de Caires Taylor in Europe. In addition, the artist has worked with large architectural objects for the first time. Among them is a 100 tonne and 30 metre long wall with gate. A botanical sculpture garden as well as individual objects are also included.
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