Gladiators, Heroes of the Colosseum
Forever immortalized in the popular imagination, the gladiator locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in the Colosseum is a perpetually irresistible figure to a large spectrum of audience. Many are aware of the life and death theatrics, but few know of the behind-the-scenes intricacies of this particular world of specialization, training, discipline, regulation, peril, but also hope of fame, redemption, even wealth and freedom.
Featuring spectacular set design, each section is designed to tell the story of two protagonists, interwoven by destiny: the gladiators and the Colosseum, that colossal, complex structure that was the stage upon which their fate was determined.
In collaboration with Ph.D. Rossella Rea, former Director of the Colosseum in Rome, this large-scale international exhibition aims to illustrate this compelling and fascinating world in its myriad of complexities. Traditional exhibition methods, such as the display of original objects drawing from prestigious Italian museums like the Arcaheological National Museum of Naples, the Archaeological Park of Paestum or the Roman National Museum in Rome, never exhibited before outside of Italy, are combined with modern replicas based on rigorous scientific documentation, cutting-edge interactive technology, suggestive graphics and other multimedia devices and applications.