Thursday, April 5, 2012

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is coming to Singapore

This summer, Marina Bay Sands will exhibit one other magic than making many people to believe that one can win money from the "house" : According to the Harry Potter: The Exhibition press release beginning 2 June 2012, visitors of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands will have a chance to step into the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition:
"For the first time in Singapore and Asia, fans will enjoy a firsthand look inside the Harry Potter films as they experience the amazing craftsmanship of hundreds of authentic costumes and props from the entire film series.  Tickets will be on-sale 1 May 2012 and will be available for purchase on the ArtScience Museum website and all Marina Bay Sands box offices."
Harry Potter exhibition Singapore will showcase its grand collection of artifacts in detailed settings inspired by the film sets. Favorite props and costumes from all the Harry Potter films, including Harry’s iconic
wand and eyeglasses, Professor Snape’s original costume, the Golden Snitch and the Gryffindor school uniforms. Other key items to be featured include Sybill Trelawney’s crystal ball and exotic wardrobe; costumes and props from Professors Lupin, Lockhart and Umbridge; artifacts from the Yule Ball, including costumes from such notable characters as Harry, Ron, Hermione and Professor Dumbledore; and life-size creatures, including centaurs, a caged dragon, Buckbeak the Hippogriff, and a giant Acromantula.

The exibition also has themed vignettes, including the Gryffindor common room, a Hogwarts classroom, Hagrid’s hut, the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall, and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to pull a Mandrake from its pot in the Herbology vignette, toss a Quaffle in the Quidditch area, and tour Hagrid’s hut as part of the exhibition’s highly interactive experience.

According to The Straits Times, video montages from the Harry Potter movies will lead visitors into classrooms and dorm rooms in an exhibition space spanning more than 25,000 sq ft at the Art Science Museum.

The exhibition has been displayed in museums in Boston, Seattle, New York, Toronto and Sydney.

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