Rare artifacts from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the
Republic of Mongolia, and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Produced by Genghis Khan Exhibits, Inc. and Exhibits Rex, Inc. in collaboration with
the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Republic of Mongolia.
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Houston Museum of Natural Science Go to HMNS Website through Sept. 7, 2009 Denver Museum of Nature & Science Go to DMNS Website October, 2009 - January 2010 Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas Go to Irving Arts Center Website May - October 2011 additional venues TBA
Join in the spectacular innovation, the technological mastery, the engineering marvels, and experience the culture of the world’s greatest conqueror, in this spectacular and uniquely interactive exhibition.
Assume your role in a stunning recreation of the Khan’s empire, from the lush grasslands to his extensive capital in the largest-ever presentation of the most extensive collection of 13th Century treasures—from the first-ever printing press and paper money, to imperial gold, silk robes and sophisticated weaponry of the world's most visionary ruler and his descendants.
The exhibition features state-of-the-art role-playing interactives; wrap-around screen films; artisans, musicians, dancers and singers from Mongolia; and previously-unseen treasures from a host of Mongolian and Russian museums. This is an exhibit like no other, for a historical figure of unrivalled accomplishment.
An international array of art historians, archaeologists and cultural historians have collaborated on the exhibit and the accompanying collector's edition volume, which is edited by anthropologist Dr. William Fitzhugh of the Smithsonian Institution.
"Dino" Don Lessem is one of the world's leading interpreters of natural history. He is the author of 50 books, advisor to Jurassic Park and Disney movies and theme parks, and creator of the most popular international touring exhibitions in natural history. Mr. Lessem is a former Knight Journalism Fellow at M.I.T. University. During his work in Patagonia, Mr. Lessem was responsible for the excavation and reconstruction of the world's largest dinosaurs. Excavations in Mongolia and China sparked his interest in Genghis Khan and led to several years of international negotiation in order to create the most extensive exhibition of Genghis Khan artifacts ever gathered.
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Dr. Zundi Oyunbileg, Senior Officer, Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Dr. William Fitzhugh has served as Director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC for more than thirty years. He is a board member of several organizations for Mongolian studies, and a curator of highly successful Smithsonian exhibitions and catalogues, including those on Vikings and the Ainu people. Dr. Fitzhugh works extensively on artifacts from Mongolia and from Greenland. He will be editing the Genghis Khan exhibition catalogue, organizing the writings of twenty leading international scholars into the definitive work on the life and times of Genghis Khan.
Dr. Morris Rossabi is Professor of East and Central Asian History at Columbia University. He is author of a number of books and articles on Mongolia, China and other Asian contries, including China and the Mongolian Empire, Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists, Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times, and “The Cultural Legacy of the Mongols” in The Legacy of Genghis Khan. An acknowledged world expert on Kublai Khan, Dr. Rossabi will be an assistant editor and contributing writer to the Genghis Khan exhibition catalogue.
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