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Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Photographer: Francis Dzikowski

Client: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

Location: Biloxi, MS

Shoot Date:
November 07, 2014
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum preserves and interprets the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The new 19,580 square foot building replaces the Museum's previous home that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina's 30-foot storm surge. It houses exhibits and gallery spaces, meeting rooms, a production shop, administrative areas, and storage.
The main gallery is designed around the 30' sloop Nydia; the use of glass as the primary enclosure of the main gallery creates a "ship in a bottle" effect, letting the Nydia be visible from the exterior especially when dramatically lit at night, to attract visitors to the Museum. Other smaller boats are suspended in a double-hight gallery adjacent to the main gallery stair, allowing visitors to view all the vessels from multiple angles. (H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture)
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