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About the exhibition
A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000 people visited the exhibition – an average of more than 2,700 per day – making it the most popular travelling exhibition ever staged by an Australian museum.
With more than 250 objects – many never shown before in Australia – A Day in Pompeii recreated all aspects of life in the ancient town. Priceless objects of luxury and exquisite beauty sat beside everyday items like cooking pots and wine jars. The visual world of Pompeii was illustrated with marble sculpture, painted frescoes, ornaments and mosaics, while the specially-commissioned immersive 3D theatre allowed visitors to feel and terror of the town's citizens during the 48 hours of eruptions that wiped out Pompeii and encased the town for almost 2,000 years.
A Day in Pompeii was presented by Museum Victoria in partnership with Italian archaeological authority, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei. While it has moved on from Melbourne Museum, you can still view the interactive Virtual Exhibition, videos and objects online. The exhibition is on show at New Zealand’s Te Papa Museum from 19 December 2009 to 25 April 2010, after which it will continue its international tour.
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