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Steampunkerie Events: Exhibit Expeditions - 30th May (Titanic) & 27th June (Burton)


Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose two " Exhibit Expeditions"... there are a number of exhibits coming to Melbourne in the next couple of months that may well be of interest to those of a Steampunk Persuasion..

First up, The "Titanic Artefacts Exhibition" happening at Melbourne museum:

On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shaking the world’s confidence in the infallibility of modern technology. Almost 100 years later, Melbourne Museum will pay tribute to the tragedy in Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition, which showcases more than 280 artefacts retrieved from Titanic’s debris field, offering visitors a poignant look at this legendary Ship and its passengers and crew.

The Exhibition has been created with a focus on Titanic’s compelling human stories, told through authentic artefacts and exacting re-creations of the Ship’s interior. Delicate bottles of perfume, china bearing the logo of the elite White Star Line, even a piece of the hull of Titanic - these and many other objects collected from the wreck site offer poignant connections to lives abruptly ended or forever changed by one of the world’s greatest maritime disasters.

As they enter the Exhibition, each visitor is presented with a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger, drawing them back in time to 1912 and the Ship’s fateful maiden voyage. Then begins a journey through the life of Titanic, from construction and life on board, to its ill-fated voyage, tragic sinking and the amazing efforts to recover artefacts. Along the way visitors will marvel at the full-size recreation of the Ship’s Grand Staircase, learn countless stories of heroism and humanity and even press their palms against an “iceberg”.

The Exhibition also tells Titanic’s Australian stories, and how its sinking strongly resonated with communities here. In the “Memorial Gallery”, guests will be able to take their boarding pass to the Memorial Wall and discover whether their passenger and travelling companions survived or perished.

Over the past 19 years, more than 22 million people have seen this powerful Exhibition in major museums worldwide - from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to London. RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artefacts.

You can see all the details here:  http://titanicmelbourne.com/

I propose an expedition to the expedition on Sunday 30th May - meeting at the museum at 11am.

Facebook Event Page is here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126048017412255

Shortly thereafter, we are to enjoy the "Tim Burton" exhibition happening at ACMI. I though Sunday 27th June might be a good day to see this:


From the website:

Explore the creative genius behind Edward ScissorhandsBatman and Alice in Wonderland.

From June to October 2010, ACMI hosts a unique exhibition direct from The Museum of Modern Art, New York. An Australian exclusive, Tim Burton: The Exhibition is a landmark retrospective charting Tim Burton's creative vision and process from his earliest work to the spectacular Alice in Wonderland.

Curated in direct collaboration with Burton, the exhibition brings together over 700 works, including paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards and film. Discover the elements of gothic fantasy, dark humour and motifs that characterise Burton's work as director, concept artist, illustrator and photographer.

Curated by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, and Jenny He, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, with Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The
Museum of Modern Art, New York.



More details here: http://www.acmi.net.au/timburton.aspx

Facebook Event for the second Expedition:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114323225275552

For both these Exhibit Expeditions, we advise those interested to purchase their own tickets, and if you wish to dress up for the occasion (any excuse, right?) you're certainly encouraged (though not obliged) to do so.. I thought it might also be nice to share a meal together afterwards.
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