Past ExhibitionsPompeii, Splendour and Death under the Volcano

In October 2021 we proudly inaugurated the exhibition Pompeii, Splendour and Death under the Volcano, at the Liechtenstein National Museum in Vaduz.

Developed in collaboration with partners Expona and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, an extraordinary selection of original artworks, including the Runner of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, or the Dancing Faun of the House of the Faun in Pompeii, are presented to visitors together with suggestive video-projections and immersive multimedia environments that lead the audience back in time and into the streets of those marvelous cities.

Central to the exhibition is the devastating and catastrophic event that took place in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, and Oplontis in volcanic ash. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the latest information that recent excavations have unearthed, but
they also experience the fateful day of the eruption through the untold, first-hand recount of Pliny the Elder who launched a desperate and daring attempt to rescue inhabitants escaping from the tragic eruption.

The exhibition also explores the complex, natural phenomena related to volcanism from a geological and scientific perspective, providing the audience with a broader knowledge of Mount Vesuvius, the Gulf of Naples and the Phlegraean Fields, an area entirely lying on one of the world’s most complex volcanic systems.

This new and compelling international exhibition transports audiences back to the splendid and flourishing ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Roman towns that were preserved for over 1.600 years under the
ash of the most infamous eruption of all times.

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