When I received the commission from director Peter Rijntjes, it was still called the New Metropolis Science Museum. They didn’t ask me, but I thought of a new name because I thought the old one was too long. For instance I think that Moma (New York) is a great name and this inspired me to Nemo: an abbreviation of New Metropolis, but above all also a reference to Captain Nemo and little Nemo.