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‘Star Wars Identities’ Revealed: It’s A New Museum Exhibit

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 by 

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times. Domain registration rules. While major corporations are keen to hide so many of their secrets from us, their adoring public, it’s more difficult to hide the public internet domains they register. They regularly give us an idea of upcoming projects or titles and just last week, I reported Lucasfilm registered domains for something called Star Wars: Identities. Going on name alone, I surmised it was some kind of new video game or interactive experience. I was half right.

Star Wars: Identities is a new museum exhibition that runs from April 19 to September 16, 2012 at the Montreal Science Centre. 

Using “props, models, costumes and artworks” from the Lucasfilm Archive, Star Wars: Identities gives attendees an idea of why Star Wars characters are the way they are while simultaneously letting them create their own, personal, unique Star Wars identity that mixes Star Wars mythology with real facts about yourself. 

Part of the Press Release:

For thirty-five years, audiences around the world have followed the adventures of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi heroes of a galaxy far, far away. And now, a new exciting exhibition comes to our own galaxy with Star Wars Identities, a redefined modern exhibition experience in which we will rediscover the unforgettable characters of Star Wars in a whole new way. From the team that brought you Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, this new innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd. and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions, will make use of an extensive collection from the Lucasfilm Archives to explore the sciences of identity through the characters of Star Wars. The world premiere of this exhibition will be held at the Montreal Science Centre, starting on April 19, 2012.

A stunning collection from the Lucasfilm Archives, a customized, interactive identity quest, and insightful scientific content will all work together in Star Wars Identities to follow the dramatic journeys of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, cinema’s most famous father and son duo. Visitors will develop a better understanding of what makes the characters of Star Wars who they are, and at the same time explore their own identity with one question, at once simple and profound: What forces shape you?

“This exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the beloved characters of Star Wars,” says Jacques-Andre Dupont, Executive Producer of X3 Productions. “We get a deeper understanding of their identities, and, at the same time, we get a deeper understanding of our own. The collection, the interactive components, and the scientific content work hand in hand here to create a seamless and exciting experience for our visitors. It’s a character-driven adventure into identity.”

Information and Ticket Sales
Star Wars Identities will premiere at the Montreal Science Centre from April 19 through September 16, 2012. Tickets are on sale now! For complete schedule and ticket information, visit their website at www.montrealsciencecentre.com or contact them at (514) 496-4724 or (877) 496-4724. Visitors can begin their adventure into identity today by visiting StarWarsIdentities.com.

There’s more information at the official site, the aforementioned starwarsidentites.com. The exhibit will likely travel after it concludes in Montreal, so, if you can’t make it to Canada, just be patient.

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