Exhibitions – University of Copenhagen

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The Museum Exhibitions

The many exhibitions of the Geological Museum relate the importance of geology in all details, large and small. From the beginning of the Universe and the Earth, through the origin and evolution of life, and the economic basis of modern society.

The smallest components of rocks and raw materials are explained in the mineral exhibitions. In the "Solar system" we tell the story of the origin of the Universe and how our own planet literally formed from star dust. The powerful forces that shape the restless surface of the Earth are revealed in the exhibitions on continental drift and volcanoes.

The very same forces have had crucial influence on the origin of Life and its continued evolution - and in turn, Life has changed the surface of the Earth. Two of evolution's greatest success stories - the dinosaurs and Man - are shown in their respective exhibitions.

In the exhibitions on the geology of Denmark and Greenland, we throw light on the many-faceted geological evolution of the two countries through billions of years. Deposits and fossils create glimpses of distant pasts, where climate, environment and geography were very different from today's.

Distant geologic events which took place millions of years ago have crucial influence on the exploitation of underground resources today. The long history of mining is reflected by the museum's unique collection of 200-year-old models for teaching mining practice. In the oil and gas exhibition we relate the geologic and historical background for oil extraction in the North Sea, which is of great importance to Danish economy.

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