Floating Utopias

Ever since the first hot-air balloon ascended into the skies in the 18th century, inflatable objects have inspired the public's imagination, generating utopian dreams of castles in the sky, floating laboratories, and cloud cities. With the invention of the hot air balloon, humanity was able to leave the confines of the ground for the first time and experience the Earth from above. The exhibition explores how this pivotal invention shaped the way we understand the world and our place in it.