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Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum to host International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum to host International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
May 7, 2017

Expanding the growing interest in puzzling and escape room experiences into a museum setting, the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is to be presented at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum from Thursday 1st June to Sunday 29th October 2017.

Presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), the exhibition is making its first tour outside North America, and will transport exhibition visitors back to a recreation of Sherlock Holmes’ Victorian London to help solve a captivating mystery and will have the chance to crack the case by conducting their own experiments.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to glimpse into the genius of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the mastermind behind one of the most famous detectives in the known world. Featuring over 350 objects, see original manuscripts and first editions, visit one of the world’s most accurate recreations of 221B Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Watson and immerse yourself in the most comprehensive display of Sherlock pop culture items since his creation 127 years ago.

MAAS Director Dolla Merrillees explained “this exhibition proves Sherlock Holmes has been one of history’s most enduring characters for good reason This is the first opportunity for Australian visitors to immerse themselves into the world of forensic science, step into Sherlock’s shoes to solve a crime and enjoy an up close look at the many iterations of Sherlock in popular culture over decades of interpretations.”

Introducing the exhibition forensic crime, conundrums and puzzling, Exhibition Creator Geoffrey M. Curley added “Sherlock Holmes is the most influential character in fiction, encouraging entire generations to demand truth through the use of science. These influences have brought many young inquisitive minds into the field of forensic science and many more into all sciences, searching for clarity in our often foggy world.”

The exhibition is brought to the Powerhouse Museum through a unique arts partnership between Exhibits Development Group (EDG); Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates; Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.; and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This is the first time a Conan Doyle family member has been involved in a Sherlock Holmes exhibition.

Sherlock Holmes fans looking to try their hand as a sleuth can get involved in a range of programs during the exhibition including a MAASive Lates night, a True Crime Panel Talk and Sherlock Trivia Night.

The first chance to experience The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes will be at MAASive Lates on 1st June – a special adults-only night that will feature crime-themed activities and entertainment as the museum opens after dark for one night only.

Tickets are on sale now.

For more information go to www.maas.museum and www.sherlockholmesexhibition.com

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