Europe at War

CLIENT: ODSHERRED MUSEUM
PROJECT: TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
LOCATION: NYKØBING SJÆLLAND, DENMARK

’Europe at war’ was the title of the summer exhibition of 2008 at Odsherred Museum. It marked the bicentenary of the Sjællands Odde sea battle and thus also the end of Denmark’s glory days as an European naval nation of importance. Initially, the exhibition was temporary, but it was so popular that it was open for several years.

In the centre of the exhibition space, located in the Museum’s old barn, a gigantic full-rigged ship was hovering like a Flying Dutchman on the bottom of the sea (complete with canons and anchor). The dark room was filled with canon smoke, fire, glistering sea and sand making the naval atmosphere spot on.

Along all wall surfaces and the horizon of the sea visitors could read about the sea battle, its casualties, the war and also find references to current situations such as the Danish support to the war in Iraq etc. Kvorning Design & Communication developed, produced and implemented the exhibition and supplied lighting-, sound- and graphic design.