Beginning June 2, 2012, visitors of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands will be swept away into the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition. For the first time in Asia, fans will enjoy a firsthand look inside the Harry Potter films as they experience the craftsmanship of hundreds of authentic costumes and props from the entire film series.
Tickets will be go on sale from May 1, 2012, and will be available for purchase on the ArtScience Museum website and all Marina Bay Sands box offices. Harry Potter: The Exhibition, created by Global Experience Specialists Inc. (GES) in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will run from June 2, 2012, until September 30, 2012.
“The Harry Potter films were such a huge phenomenon throughout Asia that we are thrilled to be bringing fans the opportunity to experience a piece of the films with Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Singapore,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing. “The exhibition turns the masterfully crafted props and costumes from the films into a memorable interactive journey for Harry Potter fans of all ages.”
Harry Potter: The Exhibition will showcase its grand collection of items in detailed settings inspired by the film sets. As they tour through the exhibition space, fans will enjoy some of their 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; items 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.
“Harry Potter: The Exhibition and the Harry Potter films tell the timeless tale of good versus evil and how the power of creativity and imagination can help everyone,” said Nick Dixon, executive director, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. “ArtScience Museum’s goal of promoting and inspiring creativity is brought to life in this exhibition as the Harry Potter series has captured the imagination and the hearts of both children and adults alike. Now, visitors to ArtScience Museum can immerse themselves and be inspired by this blockbuster exhibition.”
Keeping in line with the Harry Potter immersive movie experience, visitors will be transported to some of their favorite locations in the films via 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.
“We could not be happier to introduce the Harry Potter fans in Asia to a new way to relive their favorite Harry Potter film moments,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer, GES. “The ArtScience Museum is the perfect international cultural destination to host this exhibit and we hope fans across Asia will be able to experience this authentic tribute to the amazing legacy of Harry Potter.