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© Ingo Arndt

ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE –
Photographs by Ingo Arndt

27 June - 1 November 2015

 

Man-made architecture is something everyone is familiar with. The architectural masterpieces of animals, however, often go unnoticed – even though animals were already building nests, dams and huts back when  humans were still living in caves. From the tiny nest of a hummingbird to coral reefs, the world's largest animal-made structures, animal architecture continues to astonish. Photographer Ingo Arndt will showcase these spectacular structures and their inhabitants in the exhibition „ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE“, taking place from June 27th to November 1st 2015 in the Neanderthal Museum.

Renowned wildlife photographer Ingo Arndt spent two years traveling the world in order to capture these images. He photographed anthills up to two meters high built by tiny wood ants in European forests, colorful mating arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua, gigantic beaver dams in North America, and newly discovered termite fields in Australia.

His images focus on the structures themselves, highlighting their extraordinary architecture and their stunning beauty. The architects of these structures belong to diverse species of animals and are shown alongside their homes. Photographs taken in the wild are supplemented by a selection of studio shots. In the latter, Arndt focuses on the essentials, using close-up views to reveal a world otherwise hidden from sight – the complexity of a wasps' nest, the spiral inside a nautilus' shell or the artful grass nest of a harvest mouse.

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Learning

Schools and teachers

Guided Tours

Tour guides lead enlightening and entertaining tours tailored to your group’s interest. Get inspired by insightful comments, up-to-date research discussion, and direct contact with objects through the museum, the discovery site, along the “Human Traces” art trail and the Ice Age game reserve.

Stone Age Workshop programs

The Stone Age workshop of the Neanderthal Museum offers comprehensive programs for all ages. All activities are based on results of experimental archaeology. Using “prehistoric” tools and techniques, participants will experience the daily life of our ancestors.

Stone Age in a box for rent

Teaching Materials about the Stone Age

Stone Age in a box contains materials for 8 learning stations teaching about life in the Stone Age. Objects, pictures, handouts, worksheets, and answer keys are included. At each learning station, up to five children can participate in a hands-on-learning activity.

 

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Family Learning

Stone Age Workshop programs

The Stone Age workshop of the Neanderthal Museum offers comprehensive programs for all ages. All activities are based on results of experimental archaeology. Using “prehistoric” tools and techniques, participants will experience the daily life of our ancestors. The workshops also make a great birthday event!

Holidays at the museum

All your friends are on vacancy and the free time is getting boring? Not at the Neanderthal Museum. During school holidays (spring, summer, and autumn) you can visit the museum and join our project afternoons. The holiday programs enable you to immerse yourself in the world of the stone-age people. You get the opportunity to enjoy the experience of Stone Age "live" at different places. Due to the great demand, we advise to make bookings as soon as possible.

Adult Learning

Guided Tours

Tour guides lead enlightening and entertaining tours tailored to your group’s interest. Get inspired by insightful comments, up-to-date research discussion, and direct contact with objects through the museum, the discovery site, along the “Human Traces” art trail and the Ice Age game reserve.

Stone Age Workshop programs

The Stone Age workshop of the Neanderthal Museum offers comprehensive programs for all ages. All activities are based on results of experimental archaeology. Using “prehistoric” tools and techniques, participants will experience the daily life of our ancestors.

 

Information and booking:

 

fuehrung(at)neanderthal.de

Tel: +49 21 04. 97 97 - 15
Fax: +49 21 04. 97 97 - 24

More information at www.neanderthal.de