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  • We acquired this object.

2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

Anthropocene Museum, 2017-2019

It was architect: Cave and Stella Mutegi. It is dated 2017-2019. Its medium is model, concept plan, video.

This proposed museum is designed, in part, by millions of years of geologic processes. Architects surveyed the initial “trunk” of the cave using 3D-scanning technology, mapping the 2.5 million-year-old space for the first time. Visitors will experience the natural architecture as a space to reflect on the Anthropocene—the current geological age, in which humans exert a dominant influence on the environment.

It is credited Courtesy of Cave.

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