After Montreal, Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology
: The Exhibition Crosses the Ocean
to the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum – in Valencia, Spain!
Montreal, Monday, October 24, 2011 — X3 Productions
, proudly announces that following the huge success of its world premiere in Montréal, Indiana JonesTM and the Adventure of Archaeology
: The Exhibition
is heading off to a prestigious destination for its European premiere. From December 22, 2011 to September 16, 2012
, the exhibition, presented by National Geographic and created by the Montreal company in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., will take up residence at the prestigious Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, in Valencia, Spain
. A spectacular forty thousand square metre interactive museum featuring striking architectural design, the Museum is part of the magnificent City of Arts and Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela and in its ten years of existence, has received 25 million visitors
. The venue is considered to be an international landmark and is part of a willingness by the government authorities to represent the cultural dynamism of the region.
“We’re delighted Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology
will have its European premier at the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum in Valencia’s grand City of Arts and Sciences cultural complex. Spain is a wonderful next chapter for the tour and we look forward to the exhibit continuing to inspire and engage visitors of all ages as it travels the world.” says Lucasfilm Exhibits Manager Kyra Bowling.
International presenter National Geographic is also enthusiastic to present this exhibition in Spain: We are excited to take European audiences on an exciting journey into the real world of archaeology,” said Kathryn Keane, director of traveling exhibitions for National Geographic. “This exhibition is a natural fit for National Geographic, especially in Spain where we reach millions through our four magazines, two television channels, book and home entertainment partners and a Spanish website.”
A spectacular venue
The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is in fact five different multi-functional venues: the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum
and also the Hemisfèric (which houses an IMAX theatre and other digital projection rooms), the Umbracle (a space for vantage view points), the Oceanográfico (which is the largest aquarium in Europe) and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (a impressive venue and Opera House). The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is a very prestigious venue for Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition
. This architecturally impressive state-of-the-art venue’s guiding principle - the expectation that visitors will have more questions when they exit the building than they had upon entering, make it an ideal setting for this exhibition in which fact meets fiction. Henar Molinero, the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia manager says: ‘’This exhibition is a unique opportunity for our visitors to learn in a really appealing way how the mysteries of the ancient civilizations are actually solved”. He also highlighted that both the quality of the exhibit’s content and its careful design share the same objectives of cultural and scientific dissemination as the CAC.
A new museum experience
Launched in the summer of 2011 in Montreal, the world premiere of the exhibition welcomed thousands of visitors, and critics agreed that this exhibition is a great achievement and holds something for everyone—fans of the famous archaeologist and neophytes alike—as the content presented is rich and engaging. A creation of Montreal’s own X3 Productions, this innovative and interactive exhibition transports visitors into Indy’s universe while shedding light on the true nature of field archaeology. The exhibition designers conceived a truly unique educational environment in which to showcase a wealth of historical and cultural artefacts from the National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum. In a setting that features the most extensive collection of Indiana Jones
concept art, props and models from the Lucasfilm Archives, as well as remarkable real-world artefacts, visitors will experience the amazing discoveries of modern-day archaeologists and unravel the mysteries of legendary sites such as Machu Picchu and the Nazca's geoglyphs in Peru, the fall of Cambodia's Angkor Wat civilization, or the royal tombs in the ancient city of Ur (in modern Iraq), just to name a few.
As visitors venture on to the “Indy Trail” in their quest to explore other legendary places, they are accompanied by a video companion that includes an original audio greeting recorded by world-renowned actor Harrison Ford
, welcoming them on their journey. This interactive hand-held device provides comprehensive educational content, photos and videos as it guides visitors along the Trail and through various archaeological zones. Using this device, kids of all ages are also invited to participate in their own adventure in the form of an interactive quest!
Tickets now on sale for Valencia!
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology
– The Exhibition
will launch its European premiere in Valencia on December 22, 2011 and will run through September 16, 2012. For complete schedule, information and ticket sales , visit the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, in Valencia box office or contact them at 902 100 031or visit the cac.es