The underlying concept of the exhibition is a journey which begins with the visualisation of the universal desire of far travels and adventures at sea. Through themes like harbour, ship, navigation, war and trade, the maritime history of Denmark is explained.
Danish architecture studio BIG designed the 6000-m2 museum building. Its unique sculptural qualities have been used for the scenography of the exhibition. The narrow spaces for example, were used to bring to mind the anguish of the war while wide open spaces reinforce the feeling of open water.
Photography by Thijs Wolzak.