F1 exhibition crosses the finish line but what’s next???

Staff at the museum waved the checkered flag for the Formula One – The Great Design Race exhibition this morning, having closed to the public on Sunday.  The exhibition was seen by over 52,000 people and preliminary visitor market research shows that 1/4 of visitors surveyed were first time visitors to the museum!

So now the cars will be wheeled out and the Visa Platinum Gallery will undergo another major transformation for the Australian blockbuster exhibition, A Day in Pompeii, opening on Saturday 19 December.

Featuring more than 250 authentic objects from the famous buried city, the exhibition details daily life in Roman times and the dramatic explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD that caused life to be frozen in time.

As soon as the exhibition arrives in Wellington, we’ll be posting behind-the-scenes photos on flickr, facebook and twitter so keep an eye out!

In the meantime, here’s one of my favourite treasures from A Day in Pompeii…

Medallion with couple from A Day in Pompeii exhibition

Medallion with couple. Painted plaster. Pompeii, House of the Gold Bracelet. Source – Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

2 Responses

  1. Trevor Hollier

    I have recently travelled down from Auckland for the Monet Exhibition and also to the F1 exhibition.
    Thank you for both of the displays which we enjoyed immensely. I will keep watching your web site for future events.
    Thanks a lot.

    • janekeig

      Thanks Trevor, we’re all looking forward to A Day in Pompeii, will post more info soon!

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