Seashell – Printing



The ‚Museum of Tomorrow’ uses cool water from the bay as a sustainable way to cool down the museum. The water is pumped through the pipes of the building in order to keep the temperature low. Those pipes are also a great environment for clams to grow, which leads to polluted pipes and blockades. Therefore the pipes have to be cleaned and freed from the clams. The shells are polluted and non edible and are perceived waste for the museum. The Laboratory of the Museum of Tomorrow invited studio Tjeerd Veenhoven, represented by Anja Zachau, to be an Artistic Resident of the Lab to develop a project to 3D print from the granulate of mussel and clamshells found in the pipes of the museum.