Opening of Underwater Museums inside the great barrier reef Postponed!

As the first and only underwater art museum in the Southern hemisphere, the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is billed as the innovative confluence of art, science, culture and conservation via a series of installations by the prominent underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.

Located in the central part of the world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Townsville, the museum should be officially launched on Aug 1 but due to the pandemic, the Board has made the decision to delay the John Brewer Reef ‘Coral Greenhouse’ official launch which was scheduled to go ahead later this month.

The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) at the Great Barrier Reef boasts a series of installations by renowned underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor that highlight reef conservation, restoration, and education.

According to a report by Channel News Asia, The first stage of MOUA has already been installed and it featured few installations including Ocean Siren at The Strand and the Coral Greenhouse at John Brewer Reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

On top of that, few other installations are also planned for Palm and Magnetic Islands.

As for now, there are tours offering a world-class diving and snorkelling experience for the Coral Greenhouse sculpture at John Brewer Reef, it’s the largest MOUA installation and the first-ever underwater building created by deCaires Taylor.


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