Classical thinking charms at exhibit

Last updated 05:00 18/01/2014
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Nik and Alexandra Dohig, of Dunedin, are spellbound by the interactive ‘‘The Romans are here’’ exhibition which closed on Sunday, at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery, after a three-month run.

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Good numbers of people enjoyed an interactive Roman machines exhibition which closed in the city on Sunday after three months.

"The Romans are here" featured 30 machines created by Artisans of Florence International, with Invercargill one of just four locations to show the exhibition in New Zealand.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery coordinator museum operations Tracey Wedge was not able to be specific about attendance figures for Southland, but said it had been popular with school groups and the public.

"The majority of people who visited were delighted with the exhibition.

"Weekends were our busiest time for non-school groups and we had Southland locals and people travelling from the North Island to see the exhibition."

This exhibition came to New Zealand after successful showings in Italy, the United States and Australia.

"It was certainly worthwhile bringing the Romans to Southland, she said.

"School groups have focused very much on the technological developments in the Roman Empire that are still seen in the machines we use today, which was a surprise for children and adults alike."

The exhibition premiered in Italy at the Museum of Roman Civilisation and has already been seen in Nelson and Palmerston North.

It leaves Invercargill this week for Hamilton.

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- Invercargill Eye


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