UPDATE: Exhibition available from December 3rd

After a breif closure, “Museum of the Moon” will re-open on December 3rd.

The organisers, “Lights on Romania” published the announcement today informing: “Dear guests, thank you for your patience. As you all well know, Museum of the Moon, a light artwork part of the Lights ON artworks circuit is one of the most impressive works of contemporary arts on display in Romania, for which we have managed to provide a no-fee entrance. We are delighted that everyone wants to see the artwork and therefore we are happy to announce that the artwork will be again available for visits, starting Monday, December 3rd, at 6 PM.

At the request of our hosts, the Piarist Church, access during this weekend will not be allowed. This is for the better of those who come to church for prayer and whose requests we humbly accept.
We wish to also reinstate the minimal rules of decency that must be followed at all times when inside the Piarist Church, in order to respect those who respected our request to exhibit the Museum of the Moon artwork.

Thank you for you understanding and also keep in mind that all other artworks are still available for you in the meantime.
Lights ON Romania Team.”

Artwork of over 7 meters in diameter, illuminated from the inside, which depicts a true copy of the Moon, can be seen within the next three weeks at the Piariştilor Church (Biserica Piariștilor, Strada Universității 5, Cluj-Napoca 400091). The exhibition will be open until December 14, between 10:00 and 22:00, respecting religious services and activities. There are educational terminals offering information in Romanian, Hungarian and English.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.


Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: At-BristolKimmel CenterLakes AliveProvincial Domain DommelhofBrighton FestivalGreenwich+Docklands International FestivalWithout WallsLes Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Cork Midsummer Festival. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres

The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres. For more information see Partners.

Useful Information

  • Schedule: Open from 10am – 10pm until December 14th
  • Artist: Luke Jerram
  • Location: Holy Trinity Church, Strada Universității 5, Cluj-Napoca 400091


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