Indiana Jones and the Adventure Of Archaeology - A New Traveling Exhibition

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  1. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    From The Front Page: Indiana Jones and the Adventure Of Archaeology

    Announcement Video

    Press Release: National Geographic presents
    Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition
    Coming soon to a museum near you!


    Montreal, November 2, 2010 ? For the past thirty years, audiences around the world have followed Indiana Jones on his quests for treasure, adventure, fortune and glory. And now, Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, a redefined modern exhibition experience, is coming to a museum near you. This innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal?s X3 Productions, will feature fascinating artefacts from the National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum, along with an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucasfilm Archives. This first-of-its kind touring exhibition will be presented in twelve world-class institutions in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The world premiere run will be held at the Montreal Science Centre, starting April 28, 2011.

    Kyra Bowling, Exhibits Manager at Lucasfilm Ltd., is pleased to see that ?Dr. Jones has found his way to the museum and accompanies visitors on their very own adventure into the science of field archaeology.? Bowling adds, ?The Indiana Jones films have entertained generations of audiences and this exhibition provides a wonderful way to merge that on-screen excitement with the science of archaeology to help inspire learning in a fun, dynamic way.?

    Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology not only features a vast and exclusive collection of Indy props, models, concept art and set designs, it also presents a wealth of historical and cultural facts. The internationally renowned University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, otherwise known as the Penn Museum, is providing genuine archaeological artefacts and educational material. The National Geographic Society, the exhibition?s global presenting partner, also shares artefacts, photos, videos and content from its impressive and historic archive.

    ?This exhibition is an exciting journey into the real world of archaeology,? says Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic?s Archaeology Fellow. ?This is the perfect opportunity to introduce audiences of all ages to this fascinating scientific field through the inspiration of these highly popular films. It is a natural for National Geographic.?

    Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology transforms the museum experience into a multimedia and interactive adventure. Visitors will be immersed in the world of Indiana Jones, an environment created by state-of-the-art technology and spanning over 1,000 square metres. Equipped with a video companion, visitors will embark on a quest to uncover the true origins of archaeological mysteries. Charged with comprehensive educational content, photos and videos, the interactive hand-held devices will guide visitors on the ?Indy Trail? and through the various archaeological zones. Visitors will also have the ability to create their own adventure with an interactive quest.

    Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology will elucidate myths associated with relics like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail and explore mythical places such as Akator or Mayapore. The exhibition also will shed light on how archaeologists really work on projects such as deciphering ancient scripts and discovering the true origins of the mysterious Nasca lines in southern Peru. With Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, visitors will discover where fact meets fiction.

    A Team of Experts
    In order to create a new kind of museum experience, one that will engage, educate and entertain visitors in innovative ways, X3 Productions has not only put its creative expertise to work, it has also gathered a te
  2. shanerjedi Jedi Master

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    I'm sure this thing will eventually expand beyond its 12 scheduled stops. This exhibit could be huge. Indy fans don't get near the events, merchandise, etc that SW fans enjoy so any bit that pops up is gobbled up fast by starving fans waiting for something...anything...Indy-related.
  3. Lizardmonkey Force Ghost

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    This could go worldwide - also, the 'Indiana Jones' movies are crying out for a 'Star Wars in Concert' style event. I need to have just a pane of glass between myself and melted-Toht's skull!
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