Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Day In Pompeii - Museum Visit

A Day In Pompeii exhibition at the Western Australian Musuem.

The Western Australian Museum is hosting the "A Day In Pompeii" travelling exhibition from May 21st to September 5th. It pains me that a family of four only pays an extra $2 than we had to but nevertheless I was still looking forward to attending. We had some shopping in the city and lunch to combine with the museum visit so it was a nice afternoon out. I thought that I knew about Pompeii but it turned out that there was much more to learn.

Do yourself a favour and get down to see it. Even The Boy said that it was worth attending. The exhibition is very busy and one of the viewings was sold out online today even though you are able to purchase tickets at the door. The display starts with a 3D movie experience outlining the eruption of Mt Vesuvius on August 24th to 25th 79 A.D. There are a great number of bronze ornaments, delicate frescoes, a lounge chair, statues, ovens, coins, gladiator armour and cooking equipment on display. Perhaps the most interesting items were the body casts made from plaster by Giuseppe Fiorelli. They tell a story by themselves.


Iris Flavia said...

Hope it comes to Germany, too, sounds really interesting!

Hammy said...

I couldn't find any Website saying that the exhibition was heading to Germany or not.

Anonymous said...

I want to see it too. Neat.