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Source: Fairmont Maldives

Beautiful Underwater Art Museum Opens In The Maldives

By Koty Neelis

From The Louvr in Paris to The Metropolitan Museum Of Art In New York City, there are some incredible museums around the world filled with art, history, and wonder. But they all have one thing in common - they're all above water. One new museum is doing something a little different and taking their exhibits down under. 

Located in the Maldives, British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor recently opened "The Coralarium" - the world's first underwater museum. Bringing land, sea, and air together, his most recent work is a semi-submerged tidal gallery space that exhibits a series of sculptural artworks on the skyline, inter-tidal waterline, and seabed. 

The Coralarium aims to create a direct pathway to the ocean. The sculptures themselves are hybrid forms, part-human, part-plant, part-coral. His website describes his art as "assimilated by the ocean and transformed from inert objects into living breathing reefs: positive and life-encouraging human intervention."