Located among the Canary Islands Europe’s first underwater museum features refugees, selfies and plenty more


British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has designed Europe’s very first Underwater museum of sculptures. Open to the public from the 25th of February, the “museum” will consist of 400 different sculptures located 39 feet deep. Visitors will be invited to view the sculptures through glass bottomed boats or walk among them with the help of scuba gear. Situated off the coast of Lanzarote (one of the Canary Islands in Spain), the unique art installation will be known as the Museo Atlantico, or Atlantic Museum.

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The human sculptures have been modelled on the Guanches (the aboriginal cave-dwelling people who inhabited the Canary Islands before the Spanish conquest). One of the most memorable exhibits is The Raft of Lampedusa, a reference to the refugee crisis and its impact on the island of Lampedusa. Content is a sculpture of a couple taking an underwater selfie, while The Rubicon features 35 human figures taking a walk together. Each sculpture is created from high-density, pH neutral concrete which will not affect marine ecosystems but will attract plant and animal life.
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The museum will be open to visitors later this month.
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