Diverse visualizations of the universe from cultures spanning centuries and continents are brought together in these interactive portals into the vast collections at the Library of Congress.

The Heavens and the Earth interactive installation showcases artifacts and documents from the Library of Congress’ immense collection, inviting visitors to expand their notions of the heavens and the earth. Beautiful illustrations show how various cultures across the centuries have visualized the universe and the relationship between the heavens and earth. Each artifact can be magnified for a detailed view of the art and text, while curatorial commentary illuminates the significance of these designs.

For complete project credits visit: secondstory.com/portfolio/works/the-heavens-and-the-earth

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