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The Earth's Thin Skin

Our Soil

02.10.2019-12.07.2020


Curated by: Helga Zumkowski-Xylander and Ursula Stockinger

Opening: 03.10.2019, 7 pm
Duration: 03.10.2019–12.07.2020

 

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About the exhibition

The international touring exhibition The Earth’s Thin Skin – Our Soil from Museum Görlitz (Senckenberg, Germany) helps visitors understand the fascinating diversity of life in soil, and its functions. An abundance of organisms inhabits the ‘earth’s thin skin’: worms, mites, springtails, and countless other animals which, together with bacteria and fungi, ensure fertile soil. Their activity forms the basis for plant growth and thus for the usage of soil by humans. The exhibition presents the great range of soil inhabitants, their way of life and function in the nutrient cycle. Moreover, visitors receive information about how our soil comes into existence, its variety, and the threats it faces. They also learn how soil can be protected and utilised in a sustainable way.

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Group photos

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Group photo,
Group photo,

f. l. t. r.: Ursula Stockinger (Curator, Natural History Museum), Wolfgang Paill (Head of Natural History Museum), Willi Xylander (Director of Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz), Alexia Getzinger (Director of Finance, UMJ) and Wolfgang Muchitsch (Director of Science, UMJ), Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Gruppenfoto-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-01.jpg (2.18 MB)

Group photo,
Group photo,

f. l. t. r.: Ursula Stockinger (Curator, Natural History Museum), Wolfgang Paill (Head of Natural History Museum) and Willi Xylander (Director of Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz), Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Gruppenfoto-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-02.jpg (2.2 MB)

Subject for download

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Subject, "The Earth's Thin Skin Our Soil",
Subject, "The Earth's Thin Skin Our Soil",

Design: Bernd Pöppelmann


Sujet-Duenne-Haut-der-Erde.jpg (0.74 MB)

Installation views for download are available here Expand Box

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Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-01.jpg (2.05 MB)

Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-02.jpg (1.96 MB)

Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-03.jpg (2.24 MB)

Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-04.jpg (2.12 MB)

Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-05.jpg (2.08 MB)

Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-06.jpg (2.02 MB)

Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-07.jpg (2.16 MB)

Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,
Installation view, “The Earth's Thin Skin”, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde-08.jpg (1.84 MB)

Images for download are available here Expand Box

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Installation view (Chamber of crumbs),
Installation view (Chamber of crumbs),

© W. Xylander


Ausstellungsansicht-Goerlitz-Kruemel.jpg (1.75 MB)

Installation view,
Installation view,

© W. Xylander


Ausstellungsansicht-Haut-der-Erde-Goerlitz.jpg (1.67 MB)

Installation view,
Installation view,

© W. Xylander


Ausstellungsansicht-Haut-der-Erde-Goerlitz02.jpg (1.6 MB)

Installation view,
Installation view,

© W. Xylander


Ausstellungsansicht-Haut-der-Erde-Goerlitz03.jpg (1.86 MB)

Virtual-Reality-Area in the exhibiton Expand Box

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Virtual Reality "The Earth's Thin Skin“, 2019,
Virtual Reality "The Earth's Thin Skin“, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


VR-Die-duenne-Haut-der-Erde.jpg (1.41 MB)

Shrunk to the size of a woodlice, visualization, adventure soil life,
Shrunk to the size of a woodlice, visualization, adventure soil life,

© .hapto


VR-Abenteuer-Bodenleben-Visualisierung-Geschrumpft-auf-die-Groesse-einer-Assel - c .hapto.jpg (1.27 MB)

Shrunk to the size of a woodlice, visualization, adventure soil life,
Shrunk to the size of a woodlice, visualization, adventure soil life,

© .hapto


VR-Geschrumpft-auf-die-Groesse-einer-Assel-02- c -.hapto.jpg (1.45 MB)

'Leaf litter' wood lice, visualization, adventure soil life,
'Leaf litter' wood lice, visualization, adventure soil life,

© .hapto


VR-Abenteuer-Bodenleben- Laubstreu -Assel- c -.hapto.jpg (1.52 MB)

Dive into the world of soil, 'pore space' collage, adventure soil life,
Dive into the world of soil, 'pore space' collage, adventure soil life,

© Uwe Vaartjes


VR-Abenteuer-Bodenleben- Porenraum -Collage-Eintauchen-in-Welt-des-Bodens- c -Uwe-Vaartjes.jpg (1.58 MB)

Dive into the world of soil, 'pore space', adventure soil life,
Dive into the world of soil, 'pore space', adventure soil life,

© .hapto


VR-Abenteuer-Bodenleben- Porenraum -Eintauchen-in-Welt-des-Bodens- c -.hapto.jpg (1.31 MB)

Ground animals in the leaf litter, collage,
Ground animals in the leaf litter, collage,

© E. Mättig


VR-Collage-Bodentiere-Laubstreu- c -E. Maettig.jpg (1.49 MB)

Horn mite in the leaf litter,
Horn mite in the leaf litter,

© .hapto


VR-Laubstreu-Hornmilbe- c -.hapto.jpg (1.65 MB)

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