Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
When: June 22, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Cost: Price includes Mesopotamia plus general admission – Adults $27, Seniors (65+) $24.50, Students (15-25 years with ID) $24.50, Child (4-14 years) $19, Infants (3 years and under) Free, Members Free (Reserve Tickets), Persons with disabilities is full admission price with free admission for attendant.
Details: This impressive exhibition, highlighting ancient Sumer, Assyria and Babylon, makes its North American debut at the ROM in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall on Level B2 in the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.
Exploring over 3,000 years of accomplishments of this ancient civilization to reveal the significance many still have on our lives today, Mesopotamia features over 170 priceless objects from the esteemed holding of the British Museum. These artifacts, most of which have never been seen in Canada, are augmented by iconic objects from the ROM’s own renowned collections and other leading institutions.
Widely credited with the invention or development of writing, long-distance communication, law, trade networks and the first empires, Mesopotamian society also launched and advanced literature and sophisticated art, concurrently with great intellectual, spiritual and scientific advances – achievements still influencing us today.
This exhibition gives rise to an informative and entertaining series of lectures delivered by a respected slate of renowned speakers who address numerous aspects of the exhibit, including ongoing issues in contemporary Iraq. All lectures take place in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre (except Dec. 4 lecture to take place in the RBC Foundation Glass Room). Tickets are now available for individual lectures (other than Dec. 4) – Public $25, Members $22, Students $18. Purchase tickets for the series and get one lecture free! To register for lectures go to www.rom.on.ca or call 416.586.5797.
More Info: www.rom.on.ca