Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures is now on view at the Melbourne Museum, and Australia is talking about it!
World News Australia calls Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures “the most significant artefact [sic] exhibition of the century” (LINK) while The Sydney Morning Herald was very impressed with the immersive media environment portions of the exhibition, which were designed and produced by Blue Bear Films. Penny Webb writes of her experience,
A luxurious use of darkened space sustains the show’s initial spooky thrill of Bronze Age golden artefacts [sic] lit as if in the embrace of the Starship Enterprise. Theatrical lighting and a tantalisingly [sic] abstract soundscape that fleetingly resolves into field recordings of human activity keep you wondering, what happens next? [LINK]
The exhibition, which reveals the untold and surprising story of Afghanistan’s Silk Road history, is just beginning its Australian Tour. When the exhibit leaves Melbourne in July, it will continue to venues in Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth.