Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, presented by the National Geographic Society, immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology. Walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones as you embark on this interactive museum adventure. The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum will host the Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology’ exhibition from December 22, 2011 to September, 16, 2012, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by theNational Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions.
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 exhibition 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.
The manager of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia, Henar Molinero, has expressed her satisfaction since 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”. She also highlighted that both the quality of the exhibit’s content and its careful design shares the same bjectives of cultural and scientific dissemination as the complex, which is one of the centers with the highest number of visitors in Spain.
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.
For Lucasfilm Ltd. Exhibits Manager, Kyra Bowling, “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 transforms the museum experience into a multimedia and interactive adventure. Visitors will be immersed in the world of Indiana Jones, in an environment created by state-of-the-art technology and spanning over 900 square metres. Equipped with a video companion, visitors will embark on a quest to uncover the true origins of archaeological mysteries. An original audio greeting recorded by Harrison Ford – the world-renowned actor who brought Indy to life – will welcome visitors and invite them to begin their journey into the science of field archaeology.
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 real archaeologists and their work such as deciphering ancient scripts and discovering the true origins of the mysterious Nazca lines in southern Peru.
“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.”
In addition, the exhibition has a special area dedicated to local archaeology where visitors can admire archaeological treasures of the Valencia Community
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 team of world-renowned specialists. With their recognized knowledge in academic and field archaeology Drs. Michel Fortin and Fredrik Hiebert have helped to create and develop the exhibition’s educational content.
With a specialty in Near Eastern archaeology, Fortin is a Full Professor of Archaeology who has been teaching in the Department of History at Université Laval in Quebec City for nearly three decades. He has led numerous excavation teams in the Middle East and is a true ambassador to his profession. A world-renowned archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow, Hiebert is a field expert who has searched for human history in some of the world’s most remote and exotic places. His experience in both North and South America and across Asia is ideal for this project.
Information and ticket sales
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – The Exhibition will launch its European premiere on December 22, 2011 and will run through September 16, 2012. Tickets are on sale now. Prices for individual tickets are 15 euros (adult) and 11.55 euros reduced admission (children, retirees, pensioners and disabled persons). For groups the price is 10.80 euros adults and 8.25 euros students. For more information and for ticket reservation call 902 100 031, or go to www.cac.es/entradas or at the ticket office.
Visitors may begin their adventure of archaeology today by visiting http://www.indianajonestheexhibition.com/. A portal into the exhibition, the website hosts information that will allow visitors to discover the past, investigate lost civilizations, attempt to solve archaeological mysteries and prepare their journey into the world of Indiana Jones.